Five things to know about Ohio State

This game is likely to have College Football Playoff implications. ABC will be showing the contest for your viewing pleasure.

Not only do the fifth-ranked Sooners, a 7½-point underdog, need revenge against the No. 2 Buckeyes. Oklahoma dominated all aspects of the win, as the Sooners posted 676 yards of offense while allowing just 167 to UTEP.

Last year's loss to Ohio State has everything to do with this season. "I think Phil Knight - the Nike CEO - Coach Meyer and LeBron, they're all for it". Last year's Heisman Trophy finalist Baker Mayfield made his case for another shot at college football's highest individual honor by completing 19 of 20 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns in one half of play. Will Oklahoma's defense be able to slow down the Ohio State offense? The Buckeyes ended up winning big, but the score was a bit deceiving.

"We understand the implications", OU quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Monday. Oklahoma State 12. LSU 13. As a result, three of the crew found their way into the back of the end zone. Unless Florida bounces back to win the SEC East, Michigan might only have one really strong win on its resume by the time November rolls around.

The Sooners, coming off a Big 12 Championship clinching win against Oklahoma State, were riding a wave of momentum in early December previous year. He helped track the worldwide shipping routes for those companies and got an inside look at the hundreds of unseen decisions that go into setting up flagship retail locations for huge companies.

The tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend, was to include the VolleyMob #24-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the FIU Panthers, and the host Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. We've had some accuracy issues with J.T., but also the receivers. We're ready to go into a slug match with anybody. He is three touchdowns away from surpassing Drew Brees for the most total touchdowns of any quarterback in Big Ten history.

Junior receiver Paris Campbell let the college football world know that he has returned to lead the Buckeyes receiving corps.

Murray completed 10 of his 12 pass attempts for 149 yards passing including a touchdown. The junior wide out has already eclipsed his 2016 season total of 121 yards. Mayfield, who didn't even play in the second half during the season-opening laugher against UTEP, has accounted for 107 career touchdowns. When the dust had settled, they had recorded five sacks and two interceptions.

According to, Andrews was the second-most targeted receiver in Oklahoma's offense a year ago, behind Heisman Trophy candidate DeeDee Westbrook. Still, that Ohio State front seven are outstanding, and the defense as a whole is better at creating turnovers.

"Big-time guys have to make plays when it counts", Mayfield said. The memory of last season still lingers, when he was under siege and couldn't get much going through the air. That could mean big trouble for a young and inexperienced secondary. While Lagow is a talented pocket passer, IN chose to use quicker passes to help negate Ohio State's pass rush. It gave the fans a first glimpse at what will be on the Buckeyes' feet in prime time.

This team hasn't lost a game since and the lessons learned from that Ohio State defeat still resonate today. So, choose your bet. The Cardinal are a ideal 4-0 ATS in their last four road games.

The Stanford Cardinal are 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS in their last nine games against the USC Trojans. UCLA is 0-5 ATS in its last five games against the SEC.

The Over is 14-6-1 in the Sooners last 21 road games.

Mayfield on the hurt from Ohio State loss LY: "We'd never been here to see a team sing their fight song on our field".

The Buckeyes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Four of the last five games in this matchup have gone under. But how Oklahoma will divide carries in closer games remains to be seen.

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