Ohio State Football: 5 Reasons The Buckeyes Will Crush Indiana

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Sep 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) goes over the top to score against the Hawaii Warriors at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

3. Ezekiel Elliott Against A Weak Defense

There have been points in this young season where it seems the Buckeyes have forgotten about Ezekiel Elliott, but in reality, the presseason Heisman favorite hasn’t missed a beat, rushing for at least 100 yards in his last nine contests.

Zeke had his biggest rushing game of the season against WMU, going for 124 yards on 16 carries. Against a more accomplished FBS program, Elliott had 122 yards on 11 carries.

The Hoosiers are going to be without key defensive lineman Darius Latham, and the squad gives up 135.8 yards per game on the ground, which means Elliott could be poised for a big afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

What does Lathum’s abssense mean? When he and Tegray Scales missed the season opener because of suspension, Southern Illinois QB Mark Iannotti optioned his way to 106 yards on 17 carries.

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