The Ohio State football team is two weeks away from embarking on the 2023 season. Here are game-by-game predictions for the Buckeyes.
The Ohio State football team is in the thick of Fall camp as position battles are heating up and the season is right around the corner. Ohio State should once again be considered among the favorites to not only win the Big Ten but also the National Championship. Here are our game-by-game predictions for the 2023 Ohio State football season.
Week 1: Sat, September 2nd at Indiana, 3:30 PM
This is a great game for Ohio State and its new starting quarterback to get broken in for the 2023 season. A Big Ten opponent, but one the Buckeyes should manhandle. Indiana is a program that is quickly headed in the wrong direction. Buckeyes win big.
Ohio State 48, Indiana 10 (1-0)
Week 2: Sat, September 9th vs. Youngstown State, 12:00 PM
Another warmup game for the 2023 season, Ohio State probably shouldn’t be scheduling non-FBS schools but at least the game money gets to be kept in state. We’re all hoping former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel will be in attendance for this one, as that might be the most exciting part of the game.
Ohio State 61, Youngstown State 6 (2-0)
Week 3: Sat, September 16th vs Western Kentucky 4:00 PM
If Ohio State isn’t ready for Western Kentucky, this could be a sneaky game. They have a very good quarterback in Austin Reed and one of the better receivers in all of college football in Malachi Corley. Tyson Helton is also one of the best young coaches in the game and will be looking for his signature win. Buckeyes better come to play.
Ohio State 42, Western Kentucky 24 (3-0)
Week 4: Sat, September 23rd @ 13 Notre Dame 7:30 PM
The Buckeyes enter 3-0 to its biggest game of the year. Will Ohio State’s starting quarterback be able to handle the pressure of facing a top-10 team on the road? Is Notre Dame a better team than they were a year ago? Can the Buckeye defense stop Notre Dame QB Sam Hartman? It pains me to say, but with a new starting QB for Ohio State and the toughness of this schedule, going undefeated seems unlikely. I think this is the blemish on the Buckeye schedule.
Notre Dame 38, Ohio State 31 (3-1)
Week 6: Sat, October 7th vs Maryland TBD
Following a loss in South Bend and a bye week, Ohio State will be eager to take the field once again in Ohio Stadium. Maryland is a solid Big Ten team led by a very good coach in Mike Locksley but they will be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Ohio State 54, Maryland 14 (4-1)