The turnover battle - It's important in every game, obviously, but it played a critical part in the meeting between the two in the 2016 game, and with two explosive offenses that can be tough to contain, turning the ball over is something that neither team can afford to do. ABC will be showing the contest for your viewing pleasure. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 64.5 points.
The Lincoln Riley Era officially started Saturday afternoon as the University of Oklahoma hosted visiting UTEP at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Opening the season with a convincing win - at least in the second half - against Indiana, Ohio State football has built up some confidence. "He said it was the right time and they had the right guy in place", Meyer said. Quarterback Baker Mayfield was deadly accurate, connecting on 19 of his 20 passes for 329 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. As expected, Mayfield is a prime candidate for the Heisman heading into this season. The further tragedy would be the nation's longest winning streak being bracketed by losses to Ohio State.
Andrews is for all intents and purposes a tight end: he's 6'5, 254 pounds, and lines up near the tackle box quite a bit.
The line in front of Mayfield returns all five starters. Abdul Adams started at running back in the opener for the Sooners, gaining 53 yards on seven carries. He also rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries.
Ohio State's offense also started slowly at IN but picked up steam behind the running of true freshman J.K. Dobbins, who gained 181 yards IN his college debut, and J.T. Barrett's 304 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Seventh-ranked Oklahoma travels to Columbus for a primetime Saturday showdown with No. 2 Ohio State, facing a team that will try to make a larger statement than the one it produced in Week 1.
J.K. Dobbins was unstoppable, carrying the rock 29 carries for 181 yards but was kept out of the end zone.
The type of damage IN did to Ohio State could be telling.
"People might put the headline as J.T. Barrett and I", Mayfield said. The Sooners compiled over 400 yards of offense by halftime and built a four-touchdown lead, but still have an ax to grind this week.
Junior receiver Paris Campbell let the college football world know that he has returned to lead the Buckeyes receiving corps.
Will they be rooting against Ohio State?
Even though it ultimately didn't matter, MI was ranked in the top four of the CFP rankings each of the first four weeks a year ago, which showed the committee saw the Wolverines as a playoff team, even after a loss to Iowa.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to use both backs but hasn't decided on a rotation. "I don't honestly believe that will be a huge factor in this one". I am taking the points with Oklahoma in this match-up. All six of those players won the award in one of those seasons (Griffin won it twice), and Mayfield is trying to join an exclusive club of legends of the sport.