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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Army Black Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 4:30 pm EST
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Buckeyes -30
NCAA Betting Total: 53
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It’s a non conference match on Saturday afternoon at the Horseshoe. The Army Black Knights make the trip to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
This is the first match up between the two teams in recent history, and is a really big game for both teams involved in this one.
Army Black Knights
In the first game of the season the Army Black Knights looked really good beating an FBS level school, Fordham by a final score of 64-6.
But last week was a little different story for the Black Knights. They struggled against a Buffalo Bulls team that isn’t expected to do much this year.
They trailed well into the fourth quarter before scoring 14 unanswered points to win by a final score of 21-17.
It was like they had too much confidence from the first game, and they came out just assuming they could do the same thing to the Buffalo Bulls, which they obviously couldn’t.
If they want any chance to win this game they can’t get out to a slow start like they did against Buffalo or it will be over before it even starts.
They need to get the run game going early and really try to control the pace of play. If they can do that they will have a chance to pull the upset.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes didn’t shatter their chances for the playoff, but they sure put a really big dent in their chances with their loss against the Oklahoma Sooners.
The Buckeyes have two issues right now that need some fixing, the secondary and pass defense needs to play better, and they need better quarterback play.
They have allowed 806 yards through the air in the first two games, and that is not acceptable for a team that is hoping for a shot at the National Championship.
The quarterback play also hasn’t been good with J.T. Barrett under center and a lot of people are making a call for Urban Meyer to make a chance at quarterback.
Although he hasn’t announced who will start this game I would think it will be Barrett. This game will probably be used like a final addition though.
If he struggles I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else leads the Buckeyes.
A win isn’t going to be good enough in this game, they need to absolutely dominate all the parts of the game if they want their fans, and coach to be happy.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 25-8 in ARMY last 33 games as an underdog.
- ARMY are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games.
- OSU are 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
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I think the Buckeyes will come out fast in this game, but then I think they will struggle again.
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I think Barrett will struggle again and that will allow the game to stay close. I think the Buckeyes will win the game, but the Black Knights will do enough to cover the spread.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 35 – Army 21
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