Big Ten championship: 5 reasons Ohio State will crush Northwestern

Ohio State football Dwayne Haskins (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Big Ten Championship Ohio State Dwayne Haskins (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Big Ten Championship Ohio State Dwayne Haskins (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

4. Dwayne Haskins is rolling

Mixed up in all of the turnovers caused by the defense and special teams was the Buckeyes’ offense having just another day at the office.

It was hard to appreciate their terrific efficiency and greatness during this game as it was more entertaining to laugh at the Wolverines’ collective blunders.

Dwayne Haskins threw for six touchdowns and nearly 400 yards while not committing any turnovers. If these rumors are true, Haskins is well on his way to entering this spring’s NFL Draft.

He was absolutely methodical in his efforts to make this prolific offense function. Haskins found four different receivers for touchdowns. He even added some rushing yards as he took it himself seven times for 34 yards.

This is Haskins’ second consecutive game with approximately 400 passing yards. It is almost second nature for him to find receivers for big gains especially since he has so many to choose from.

His selection got even larger last weekend as freshman receiver Chris Olave joined the show adding two receptions for 48 yards and two scores.

Usually explosive receiving threat Parris Campbell went nuclear over the weekend as he led the team with six receptions for two touchdowns and almost 200 yards.

One of his touchdowns was a 78 yard sprint up the sideline as nobody could catch him after he got up to speed. What a way to play his final home game as a Buckeye than to shred the Wolverines almost single-handedly.

As was the story going into the game, the Wolverines had the best passing defense in the nation coming into last weekend. Clearly that did not stop the Buckeyes from going straight at their strength and shredding them in the process. Even now, the Wolverines still have the best passing defense in the nation.

The Wildcats are much more lenient against the pass as they rank just 76th in the country in that category.

That is worse than the last three opponents the Buckeyes have faced. Haskins should be able to move the ball at will through the air as the Wildcats are far less capable of providing resistance.

There’s not many teams in the country that could slow down this Buckeyes’ passing offense that is second in the nation much less any teams from the Big Ten.

The Wildcats will need to completely turn their defense inside out in order to cause the Buckeyes any trouble which is highly unlikely. Expect the Buckeyes to have their way in the passing game against the Wildcats.