Before I start let me say that I have been critical of the defense and sometimes even doubtful about whether we would win, but Urban and the Buckeyes always seem to amaze me.
Kyle Rowland tweeted that the 11W staff was taking the Buckeyes 27-24, but he is taking State Penn 24-21... It has been rough at times this season, but when talent wasn't enough for our team their heart and will took over. On the thread of State Penn predictions some people are taking them and not us. I don't want to seem overconfident, but I feel we have the talent and coaching staff to beat everyone on our schedule home or away. Other than being on the road, what worry is there about the game? Their opponents record this year is a combined 26-23. They're just now starting the meat of their schedule with us, Nebraska, Purdue, and Wisconsin still left. They haven't faced a QB as dynamic as Braxton and they haven't faced a RB like Carlos Hyde. Plus... Our offensive staff hasn't completely opened up the whole playbook. I know their LB's are good, but we run the spread and that is an advantage for us. We spread the field, force a LB to cover Hyde in space, and that leaves a 1 on 1 match up for Braxton and the other LB. I think he wins that every time. Also, they run a pro-style offense. When our defense has had tough games, it has been against spread offenses. McGroin sitting in the pocket is a plus for Hankins, Simon, Spence, etc. I know on paper they're pretty good, but we are still the better team and should prevail tomorrow.
I don't want to come off cocky, but I am also not going to pick State Penn over us. On a level of 1 to 10, how worried are you about tomorrow?