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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
(0-2) Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Tulsa +25 / Ohio State -25
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Tulsa +1500 / Ohio State -4000
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 61
Tulsa will travel to the Buckeye State to take on #9 Ohio State this Saturday. Tulsa is winless on the season and will look to pull another upset in Ohio Stadium after Oregon accomplished the feat last week.
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
Tulsa went to the AAC Championship last season as a top #25 team but were taken down by the undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats on field goal as time expired. They then played in the Armed Forces Bowl where they narrowly lost to the SEC’s Mississippi State 28-26.
Last year’s better than expected season had the program coming into 2021 with higher expectations but the team has stumbled out of the gate. In week 1, the Hurricanes were upset at home by UC Davis 19-17 and were outscored 6-0 in the final quarter.
In week 2, Tulsa traveled to Stillwater to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys and they held steady with one of the BIG12’s best but once again lost a lead. They led 14-7 going into the final quarter but were outscored 21-9 and lost another close one 28-23.
The team has potential but the lack of big plays and consistency throughout the game has hurt the team early in the season.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State struggled on the road in week 1 to Minnesota and the team looked very vulnerable, especially on the defensive side. The Buckeyes eventually pulled away due to the overwhelmingly more talented roster but there were many flaws that were apparent throughout the team.
A week later Ohio State was given a much harder test with #12 Oregon at home and the flaws from a week ago reappeared. The defense had no answer for Oregon’s ground game as CJ Verdell ran for 161 yards and 2 TD’s on 20 carries and the team ran for 269 yards as a group.
CJ Stroud had a big statline of 484 yards and 3 TD’s passing but there were inconsistencies again as he threw just 35/54 with an interception.
The Ducks held on to win 35-28 which marked Ohio State’s first home loss since 2017 and first regular-season defeat under Day, who is in his 3rd season as head coach.
This Buckeyes team does not look as dominant as years past and will have some major work to be done in order to run the table convincingly and try to make their way back into playoff contention.
Ryan Day already announced he knew the areas where the team needed to get better which includes structural changes to the defense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Tulsa has never beaten a top 10 ranked team
- Ohio State is 24-2 SU in its last 26 games at home
- Ohio State is 23-3 SU in its last 26 games
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This is a statement game for Ohio State after last week’s upset loss at home as the team will be eager to prove they’re still one of the best teams in the country.
The Buckeyes are the overwhemingly more talented team and that’ll play in their favor with big plays and scoring which Tulsa has not shown they’re capable of yet this season.
These small school vs big school matchups often end up looking like JV vs Varsity and I expect the same to happen this Saturday.
I’m taking Ohio State’s offense to score big and pull away to cover.
4* Free Week 3 NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio State -25
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