No. Eight Ohio State (Eight-1, Five-1 Large Ten, No. 10 CFP) at No. 24 Michigan State (6-Three, Four-2, No. 18 CFP), 12:05 p.m. EST (Fox).

Line: Ohio State by means of 3½.

Collection file: Ohio State leads 31-15.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Ohio State remains to be on the right track for a season-ending showdown with Michigan that would make a decision the department identify, however the Buckeyes first need to take care of a Michigan State crew that has given them issues lately. A win this weekend would give a boost to the Spartans’ probabilities at a berth within the Rose Bowl.

KEY MATCHUP

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins vs. Michigan State’s secondary. The Spartans have the country’s No. 1 run protection, however they are going to want to determine the way to comprise Haskins, who has already surpassed Three,000 yards passing at the season and is finishing 70 % of his makes an attempt.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ohio State: RBs J.Okay. Dobbins and Mike Weber. Dobbins and Weber have each run for greater than 600 yards at the season, so the Buckeyes have choices once they need to check Michigan State’s run protection.

Michigan State: QBs Brian Lewerke and Rocky Lombardi. Lewerke has been the starter lots of the season, together with closing weekend towards Maryland, however he is handled an injured shoulder and Lombardi has been succesful in aid. Trainer Mark Dantonio stood by means of Lewerke because the starter this week.

FACTS & FIGURES

Michigan State beat Ohio State en path to Large Ten titles in 2013 and 2015, however the Buckeyes breezed previous the Spartans 48-Three closing 12 months. … Ohio State DT Dre’Mont Jones has a minimum of one take on for loss in seven instantly video games. … Ohio State has scored 20 or extra issues in 21 instantly video games. … The Buckeyes are 24-Three in convention street video games beneath trainer City Meyer. … Michigan State has misplaced six instantly house video games on this collection. … Michigan State is 10-6 in its closing 16 video games towards groups within the AP most sensible 10.

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