The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Northwestern Wildcats in Week 9 of the college football schedule on Saturday, kick off time at 7:00 PM ET, at Ohio Stadium.
The Northwestern Wildcats (4-3) are coming from a 24-14 win over the Indiana Hoosiers in Week 8. Clayton Thorson threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns in 24 of 43 passes. On the ground, Justin Jackson rushed for 94 yards in 28 attempts while Thorson had 22 yards in eight attempts. Austin Carr led in receiving with 125 yards and a touchdown in seven catches while Flynn Nagel had 40 yards in six receptions. Macan Wilson had 32 yards and a touchdown.
On the offense, Northwestern football averages 241.1 yards in passing and 137.4 yards in rushing. On the defense, Northwestern football allows 282.4 yards in passing and 132.0 yards in rushing against their opponents.
The Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1) suffered from a 24-21 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 8. J.T. Barrett threw for 245 yards and a touchdown in 28 of 43 passes. On the ground, Curtis Samuel rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown in two carries while Mike Weber had 71 yards in 21 attempts. Samuel led in receiving with 68 yards in eight catches while Marcus Baugh had 55 yards and a touchdown in five receptions.
On the offense, Ohio State football averages 220.1 yards in passing and 281.6 yards in rushing. On the defense, Ohio State football yields 158.7 yards in passing and 121.0 yards in rushing against their opponents.
Northwestern vs Ohio State football game schedule:
Date: October 29, 2016
Kick Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -26.5 Ohio State, 53.0 O/U