Previewing Friday’s game with Northwestern

Previewing Friday’s game with Northwestern”

Despite losing one place in the rankings, Ohio State has looked every bit the playoff contender everyone expected it to be this season.

The Buckeyes have covered the spread in eight straight games following a win and in five straight Big Ten games.

The Ohio State football team has played on a Thursday night and Monday night before, one against IN in 2017 and one against Virginia Tech IN 2015, but the last time the Buckeyes played on a Friday was IN 1959 when they played the No. 11 USC Trojans IN which they lost 17-0.

Two teams heading in different directions this season will meet in a Friday night Big Ten clash when the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Northwestern Wildcats.

This time, the Buckeyes will face a Northwestern team that some said has been a disappointment. On the year, Northwestern is 13th in the Big Ten with 14.4 points per game, while Ohio State leads the conference with 49.3.

In fact, Johnson has passed for just 367 yards and one touchdown with four picks and has a 48 percent completion rate.

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Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald admitted his team faced an uphill task to stop Fields on Friday.

Gillikin's gaffe gave Ohio State the ball at Northwestern's 15-yard line. "So this week we've talked about having a white belt mentality, which is a mentality that you're starting right from scratch and that you don't take anything for granted, you don't make any assumptions, and if we do that, then we'll be fine".

Here's all you need to know ahead of Friday. However, the Wildcats have a stingy defense, and with Wisconsin coming to Columbus, Ohio, next week, this is a prime sleepwalking spot for the Buckeyes.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

A live stream will be available via FOX's digital platforms and via the FOX Sports GO app. Defensively, Northwestern is respectable, allowing only 19.8 points and 320 yards per game. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49.5 points. The Buckeyes have won all six games by at least 24 points.

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