Game Preview: Ohio State vs Minnesota
Know the Opponent:
Head Coach: PJ Fleck (7th season)
2023 Record: 5-5
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Conference: Big Ten
Ohio State Preview
Marvin Harrison Jr. Buckeye fans, enjoy Marvin Harrison Jr in his last home game as a Buckeye. You already know the offense this week will be about getting him the ball early, often, and booking his ticket to NYC for December.
Golden Gopher Spotlight
Tyler Nubin. The safety is graded by Pro Football Focus as the best safety in the entire FBS this season. He is a projected early-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft. He has accumulated four interceptions, four additional pass breakups, one forced fumble, 49 total tackles and a sack this season.
Water Cooler Stat of the Game
This is the last tune up game for the Buckeyes before The Game. I know they cant look ahead, but this will be a very emotional game for a lot of the players who will be playing their last home game in the Shoe. The goal of the game will to be keep healthy, and be as close to 100% as you can be going into next week, and I am willing to bet Ryan Day will put in his game plan that he did last week against Michigan State. This will be a name your score for Ohio State, but with the likelihood of this one being over by halftime, I expect the starters to be out by the mid 3rd quarter mark, and a very conservative game to chew clock.
Ohio State 42 – Minnesota 6
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