Ohio State Buckeyes College Football Betting
The Ohio State Buckeyes finished 11-1 but lost the only game that matters to its fans for the third consecutive season. Michigan defeated Ohio State 30-24 in a game that was not quite as close as the final score indicated. As a result of that loss, head coach Ryan Day is feeling the heat in Columbus. Comparisons are being made to former OSU coach John Cooper, who ranks second only to iconic legend Woody Hayes with 158 career wins. Ryan Day has a career win percentage of .889 and a 56-7 record. But three consecutive losses to the hated Wolverines are starting to define his tenure, fair or not. Ohio State faces the Missouri Tigers in the Cotton Bowl.
College Football Betting Lines
Missouri Tigers -1
Ohio State Buckeyes +1
Money Line: Missouri -115, Ohio State -105
Ohio State Buckeyes Weekly Matchup
On Friday, December 29, 2023, the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten will face the Missouri Tigers of the SEC in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the Missouri Tigers won 48-14 against the Arkansas Razorbacks as 9-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 55. Missouri has a record of 10-2 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Mizzou ranks 25th for total offense, 30th for passing, 53rd for rushing and 27th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 39th overall, 62nd against the pass, 34th against the rush, and 42nd for points allowed. Also, Missouri ranks 9th for fewest turnovers lost and 93rd for takeaways.
Ohio State Buckeyes Weekly Recap
Last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost 30-24 against the Michigan Wolverines as 3-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 47. Ohio State has a record of 11-1 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 3-9 over/under the total. Ohio State ranks 38th for total offense, 21st for passing, 86th for rushing, and 33rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 3rd overall, 1st against the pass, 22nd against the rush, and 2nd for points allowed. Also, Ohio State ranks 41st for fewest turnovers lost and 111th for takeaways.
James Turner padded the Michigan lead to 27-17 on a 38-yard field goal with 11:57 left in the fourth quarter. Marvin Harrison Jr.'s 14-yard TD at the 8:05 mark of the fourth pulled the Buckeyes to within 27-24. Turner added a 37-yarder to cap the scoring.
The Buckeyes reached the Michigan 40 before Rod Moore intercepted Kyle McCord at the Wolverines' 21 with 25 seconds left. McCord was 18-for-30 for 271 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Harrison had five catches for 118 yards and a score.
Blake Corum rushed for two touchdowns and JJ McCarthy threw for another to lift Michigan to a win over Ohio State on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Corum finished with 88 rushing yards for Michigan. Corum broke a 17-17 tie late in the third quarter with a 22-yard run for a touchdown, one play after center Zak Zinter was carted off with a leg injury.
2023 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule
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|vs. Western Kentucky
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|vs. Penn State
|vs. Michigan State
Ohio State is one of college football’s legacy and blue blood programs. The Scarlet and Gray reek of tradition and glory. The Buckeyes have eight claimed national championships, with the last one in 2014. They also have seven unclaimed nattys and 41 conference championships.
More than any other coach, Woody Hayes set the standard for Ohio State football. Hayes was not a fancy offensive designer like Ryan Day, but he was a taskmaster and fundamentalist that fielded nasty teams that rarely made mistakes. Hayes won five national championships and 13 Big Ten championships during his reign.
The unfortunate John Cooper was a big winner at Ohio State with three Big Ten titles and a record of 111-43-4. Cooper twice led Ohio State to a final national ranking of 2nd. But his inability to beat Michigan cost him his job. Cooper’s ending is a forewarning to any Ohio State coach that follows.
Jim Tressel preceded Meyer and led the Buckeyes to a national championship in the 2002 season.
A list of greats that have played for Ohio State could go on for several pages. A good case could be made that Archie Griffin is the greatest Buckeye ever, with two Heisman Trophies (1974 and 1975).
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