Originally Posted by LoganBuck
If anyone will be able to run on OSU it will be Wisconsin, so we will see Saturday.
It will be interesting; but then again, look at Wisconsin's schedule also. They barely escaped UNLV (should have lost), Iowa, and Michigan State. Then got blown out by OSU's opponent last week in Penn State 38-7.
Wisconsin has been able to run the ball, but again, against who? Have they even played against a defense as formidable as OSU's this year? No.
The game is in Columbus.
Points/Game 8.9 (1) 30.1 (81)
Rush Yards/Game 70.9 (6) 205.4 (44)
Pass Yards/Game 143.7 (5) 213.0 (127)
Total Yards/Game 214.6 (1) 418.4 (64)
Third Down Pct. 29.7% (20) 47.7% (19)
Fourth Down Pct. 62.5% (200) 63.6% (139)
Sacks 27 (12) 22 (195)
Sack Yards -169 (27) -152 (200)
Rushing TDs 2 (2) 21 (30)
Passing TDs 3 (1) 12 (122)
Carries/Game 265 (18) 409 (15)
Yards/Carry 2.4 (8) 4.5 (69)
Completion Pct. 53.4% (138) 58.6% (108)
Yards/Pass Attempt 4.5 (1) 7.7 (49)
Pass Rating 87.4 (2) 132.0 (78)
Avg. NCAA Ranking 20.1 60.9
And they are going to do the same versus Illinois the following week too. Mendenhall is a solid running back, but Illinois is one dimensional with Juice Wiliams at QB.
The test is gonna come in the last game at Michigan.
And people are saying the SEC is one tough conference and that the teams in that conference are beating up on each other. I agree. And while I don't believe the Big Ten is as strong as the SEC, can't the same be said of the teams in the Big Ten beating up on each other? I don't think it's as weak as some contend. OSU and Michigan are the elite teams in the Big Ten. Who are the elite teams in the SEC? LSU, Georgia, and possibly Alabama. After that, who?
There are 5 SEC teams in the top 25. The Big Ten has 3 (4 until OSU knocked Penn State out last week).