Akron @ No. 10 Ohio State
Current Records: Akron 1-2; Ohio State 2-1
What to Know
The Akron Zips have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Both teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games.
Akron made easy work of the Bryant Bulldogs last week and carried off a 35-14 victory.
Meanwhile, OSU was the big favorite in their most recent matchup, and for good reason. They put the hurt on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with a sharp 41-20 win. RB TreVeyon Henderson was a one-man wrecking crew for the Buckeyes, rushing for three TDs and 277 yards on 24 carries. Henderson put himself on the highlight reel with a 52-yard TD scramble in the third quarter.
The wins brought Akron up to 1-2 and OSU to a reciprocal 2-1. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Akron is 238th worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 14 on the season. The Buckeyes have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 215th most yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 471.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Ohio Stadium -- Columbus, Ohio
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Buckeyes are a big 48.5-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Buckeyes as a 49-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.