Gameday+ | Who has the edge vs. Rutgers

Staff Writer
Buckeye Xtra
In this file photo Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (1) catches a pass behind Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Isaiah Wharton (11) during the third quarter of the NCAA football game at Highpoint Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey on Sept. 30, 2017. Dixon was called for pass interference on the play that otherwise would have resulted in a touchdown.

When

Buckeyes run

Edge

OHIO STATE

Mike Weber had a career game last week and the combination of him and J.K. Dobbins is potent.

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When

Buckeyes pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

Dwayne Haskins Jr.’s debut was a smooth one, and it’s hard to see Rutgers putting the brakes on him and a talented group of receivers.

When Scarlet

Knights run

Edge

OHIO STATE

Raheem Blackshear’s career average is almost 6 yards per carry, but the Buckeyes will be eager to shore up their run defense.

When Scarlet

Knights pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

True freshman QB Artur Sitkowski should have a good career. But he probably won’t have a good game.

Special

teams

Edge

OHIO STATE

Drue Chrisman boomed a 65-yard punt in his only attempt and Sean Nuernberger’s PAT streak is at 188.

—Bill Rabinowitz | brabinowitz@dispatch.com | @brdispatch 

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