I don't see UC being the big challenge that everyone thinks they will be...just check their schedule last year, yeah they went 11-2 but look at who they beat. In-state motivation, Luke Fickell, sure, but I think OSU pulls away by the 3rd quarter.
Nebraska worries me for now...they could end up being overhyped, though, and by the time that game rolls around, I'll be more confident.
MSU worries me IF Nebraska is good and that game is a thriller...I think MSU is on the decline, but history shows that OSU better not be off their game against them.
Northwestern and that long grass...I'm more worried about the 5-star QB they have (who has to play on that same long grass)...they play smart, tough, and that Friday night game feels like the ultimate bizarro world scenario, and I hope OSU can survive that.
I'd be far more worried about Wisconsin and PSU if they were road games. Wisconsin could be in for a bounceback year, though. PSU, on the other hand, I think takes a step back, and this year's matchup won't be a thriller like the last 3.
Then there's The Game. Maybe they will be motivated after the embarrassment last year, but nothing says disrespect like them being favored over you despite your clear dominance over them for years and years, and the annihilation last year. It is up there, they expect to have a better offense...should be an interesting game. However, there's a reason that Tressel and Urban have owned that ass for the better part of two decades - respect for the rivalry. If Day continues that respect, which it appears he will, then he will continue the domination.