With Week 12 of the 2015 NCAA FB regular season present, we see the Big Ten East rivals the No. 11 Spartans of Michigan State (Big Ten-East 9-1) playing the No. 2 Buckeyes of Ohio State (Big Ten-East 10-0) with the game being played at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday the 21st of November with the kick-off scheduled for 3:35 PM ET and seen on ABC and ESPN TV.
This past Saturday the Buckeyes of Ohio State held to their unbeaten streak with a big win by 25 points over the Illini of Illinois and now seek to remain unbeaten as the clash at home this upcoming Saturday in a made to watch match-up at the Buckeyes home palace.
So you Bet on College football at a site like SBG Global and are a fan of the 9-1 Spartans of the Big Ten-East, you know your team came back to the win column with their big victory this past Saturday over the Terrapins of Maryland 24-7. It was a relief to chart that win after a very tough loss to the Cornhuskers of Nebraska the previous Saturday 39-38. With this latest victory the Spartans moved to 9-1 and 2nd to the Buckeyes in the Big Ten-East and still have high hopes for the playoffs. But we must remember the Big Ten-West has Iowa also at 10-0.
The Spartans can up their chances this Saturday when they take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State the present reigning NCAA Champs, and to do so they need another top performance from the offense and their running game. In their last game their offense had a good game as RB G. Holmes carried for 18 times and had 85 yards rushing and scored 1 TD.
A primary concern for the Spartans in this game is that their star QB C. Cook came out of the game against Maryland in the 2nd half with an injury to his shoulder and did not return. In that 1st half he only passed for 20 yards on 6 passes for 78 yards. Previously he has been the leader as this season he has passed for some 21 TD’s with only 4 intercepts. They certainly hope he will be ready for this challenging game against the Buckeyes, as their defense has allowed opponents some 299 yards each game. In their last ten games against Ohio State the Spartans are with 2 win and 8 losses straight up.
For the fans of the undefeated 10-0 Buckeyes of Ohio State the Big Ten showdown has arrived as your team takes on the arch rival Spartans of Michigan State, and they come into this match-up after routing the Illinois 28-3 this past Saturday the 4th of November. For your info your team has won their 1st 10 games of this season as the won by an average of 23 points each game.
The team leader has been RB E. Elliott who in that Maryland win has 27 carries for 182 yards with 2 TD’s. RB Elliot is now 3rd in the schools all time rushing with 3,566 yards and trails A. Griffin at 5,588 yards and E. George who had 3,679 in the all time list for rushing.
Yes, their offense has dazzled, but credit also goes to the defense in their victory last week, as in the 2nd half of the game the held the Terrapins scoreless. Their rushing defense was very strong as they held the Maryland offense to just 22 yards rushing in the game. In this game with the Spartans they need their defense to perform the same as they did last week, if they are to remain unbeaten.
The Ohio State defense has allowed their opponents some 13.9 points each game in 2015 which ranks second in the nation. Against the Spartans they will have acknowledge that the Spartans offense has averaged some 33 point each game this season. The Buckeyes in their ultimate 6 games at home are with 4 wins and 2 losses.
The prediction for this Big Ten clash is that the Buckeyes of Ohio State will show their class as they easily defeat the Spartans of Michigan State 37-17 and remain undefeated and 1st in the Big Ten-East.