Time: 8 PM, EDT
TV/Radio: WEWS Ch. 5, WKNR AM/850.
Kickoff Weather: 50 degrees (at kickoff), Winds 5 MPH (SE)
Line: OSU (-1)
Well, here we are. Easily, our toughest battle since the debacle in Los Angeles. Terrell Pryor has made this Buckeye team one that is comparably different than it was when it was led by Todd Boeckman. But tonight, this team travels to Madison, Wisconsin – arguably one of the tougher places to play in the Big Ten. At home, the Buckeyes gave the Badgers a healthy dose of championship-calibur football. As discussed, the Scarlet and Gray have not ventured to Wisconsin since their loss in 2003; the year that bounced them out of the top five with an upset loss. This time, they’ll have their hands full with running back P.J. Hill as he missed last year’s game with a leg injury.
If there is anything to be somewhat comfortable about, it’s that Wisconsin does not run the dreaded spread offense; one which we have the occasional difficulty consistently defending. Will the Badgers have extra motivation after being upset by Michigan? Will Pryor be able to adjust to the prime time pressure on the road? Does the Pryor/Wells tandem provide Ohio State with a totally different look than the one that was embarrassed last time they were in this time slot? Only time will tell…
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Pretty cool stuff over at Eleven Warriors regarding some overseas sticker placement. Definitely worth checking out before game time.
As always, we’ll be back and forth in the comments. Feel free to follow along. And of course…Go Bucks!