By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
Regular Season Record: 42-21-1; Percentage: 66%
Saturday, December 7, 2013
OHIO STATE (12-0) VS. MICHIGAN STATE (11-1), 8:17 PM (ET)
JUST THE FACTS
Stadium - Lucas Oil Stadium
Capacity - (67,455)
Surface - FieldTurf
Series Record - Ohio State (28-13)
Series Streak - Ohio State has won eight of the last nine meetings
Last Meeting - September 29, 2012 (Ohio State, 17-16 at Michigan State)
Television - FOX
TRENDS, HISTORY AND HINTS
Ohio State - 0-3 ATS L3... Ohio State - 7-3 ATS L10 at neutral site... Ohio
State - 0-3 ATS L3 as favorites... Ohio State - 5-2 to the OVER L7... Ohio
State - 6-2 ATS vs. Michigan State L8 meetings... Michigan State - 4-1 ATS
L5... Michigan State - 3-0 ATS L3 at neutral site... Michigan State - 4-0-1
ATS L5 as underdogs... Michigan State - 5-1 to the UNDER L6...
Ohio State - DL Tyquan Lewis (undisclosed) is questionable.
Michigan State - LB Jon Reschke (foot) is questionable.
Ohio State comes into this contest off a gut-wrenching victory over archrival
Michigan. Even though they proved victorious, the Buckeyes, almost fell out
of the BCS picture with their one-point win aided by head coach Brady Hoke's
decision to go for two after Devin Gardner's touchdown pass inside the final
minute of play. It will be interesting to see how well Urban Meyer's team
rebounds after allowing over 600 yards to a team Michigan State held to just
The Spartans come into this game led by a defense that is ranked 4th
nationally. allowing 12 ppg. They also lead the country in total defense and
rushing defense. Additionally, opposing quarterbacks are completing only 48
percent of their passes against them.
Michigan State's offense has improved as the season has moved along and it
could be argued that Ohio State's defense has gotten worse as it has given up
35 points or more in two of its last three games.
Look for the Spartans to control this game from start to finish and ruin Ohio
State's chances for a spot in the National Championship Game.
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Michigan State plus 5.5 points.