Ohio State Football: 6 Reasons OSU Will Beat Michigan

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Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee (43) recovers a Michigan State Spartans quarterback

Damion Terry

(6) fumble after he was hit by defensive end

Sam Hubbard

(6) at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Defense Can Carry OSU

Ohio State’s defense wasn’t at its best against Michigan State, and even then, the unit only surrendered 17 points.

Ohio State’s defense is still star studded with future first-round picks, the most notable being defensive end Joey Bosa, who is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick when the 2016 NFL Draft rolls around this spring.

Raekwon McMillan is developing into one of the college football’s best linebackers, and Darron Lee may be a first-round pick should he decide to leave school early.

In the secondary, corner Eli Apple and safety Vonn Bell are among the best in the business.

Ohio State’s defense just doesn’t give up a ton of points, as the unit has allowed only three teams to score more than 20 points this season.

Additionally, the Buckeyes have the physicality to match up with the Wolverines, who have been

Defensive Tackle Tommy Schutt believes the key to the Buckeyes success will be controlling the line of scrimmage, via the Columbus Dispatch.

“That will be our big (focus): change the line of scrimmage, push the line of scrimmage backwards and let our linebackers run and make plays,” Schutt said. “It will be a physical week for sure, and we’re looking forward to the game.”

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