The Ohio State football team has one more opponent before they travel to Ann Arbor for The Game. They have Senior Day on Saturday afternoon. While the team should be totally focused on that, we know they won’t be. The coaches have an eye on that final game.
They know that this Saturday’s game is all about preparing for that final game. Ohio State has been a great team so far this season, but there are things they’ve needed to work on throughout the season. They helped fix some of the woes in the passing game this past week.
Yet, there is still one more thing that they have to work on before facing TTUN. They have to get better at stopping the run up the middle of the field. That is what Michigan does best with both of their running backs. You can bet they are going to do the same thing next week.
Against Michigan State, they did a better job of that. They only allowed 94 yards on 29 carries. That was a lot better than the 227 yards they allowed against Rutgers the previous week. Sure, the Spartans are a terrible team. But there was some progress made.
I’d like to see that progress continue this week against the Golden Gophers. Minnesota has two running backs that average 4.9 yards a carry or better. They will be a better test than what the Spartans just gave the Buckeyes. If Ohio State can stop them, then they should feel good heading into The Game.
The Ohio State football team shouldn’t have too many problems against Minnesota this week. As long as they don’t turn the ball over a bunch, they’re going to win the game. Playing a complete game should be their focus as they head into the final game of the year.