Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee (43) recovers a Michigan State Spartans quarterbackDamion Terry
(6) fumble after he was hit by defensive endSam 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.
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
“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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