Vegas has spoken.
The Buckeyes open up as a 39-point favorite against UNLV. The Rebels are 1-1 on the season and received some negative publicity a few weeks back when they lost at home to Howard, resulting in one of the biggest upsets in football history.
|total Offense||No. 17||No. 8|
|Pass Defense||No. 102||No. 50|
|Rush Defense||No. 52||No. 114|
|Total Defense||No. 78||No. 91|
One has to think that J.K Dobbins and the Buckeye backfield will put up some impressive numbers next week against a rush defense that ranks No. 114 in America.
Despite its issues thus far, UNLV does compare favorably in a number of categories. Obviously it's worth noting that the Rebels have only faced Howard and Idaho so far in the young season.
The Buckeyes pass defense was the worst in America following the Oklahoma debacle. Following the win over Army, they've jumped up a few spots but are still an abysmal No. 102. Fortunately, the Rebels operate in more of a run-heavy system as they rank No. 4 in the country in rushing yards per contest.
Ohio State and UNLV will kickoff at 12:00 P.M. next Saturday.