Michigan State- Pluses and Minuses
The Spartan offense is putting an average of just 24.1 PPG, which is a little over half of what the OSU offense has done this season. Sophomore QB Brian Lewerke (61.0 PPG, 16 TDs, 5 INTs) leads the offense with his primary outlet being WR Felton Davis III (45 REC, 586 YDs, 13.0 YPC, 8 TDs). Lewerke, a decent rusher who’s averaging 4.4 YPA, has three rushing TDs. Junior RB L.J. Scott brings a 4.4 YPA average to this game and five running scores.
- Tough vs. the run on D
- Lewerke needs to hit Davis a lot
- Defense must hold OSU to under 30 to win
Ohio State- Pluses and Minuses
OSU has had its challenges on defense. Nick Bosa, DE, is an anchor. Bosa has 10.5 TFL, four sacks and one forced fumble. LBs Dante Booker (31 TCKLs, 2 SCKs, 5 TFL) and Jerome Baker (44 TCKLs, 2 SCKs, 4,5 TFL) are top performers. Teams are averging 22 PPG against them.
- Explosive offense
- Defense has its challenges
- Top QB
Top Three Takeaways
Here are out three takeaways for our Michigan State plays Ohio State 2017 NCAA football pick-
- OSU offense will be hard to stop
- Michigan State offense has to respond in a big way
- Spartan defense has to stay resiliant
Michigan State at OSU Spread and Over/Under Picks
Our Michigan State plays Ohio State 2017 NCAA football pick takes into consideration a Buckeye comeback after their big loss last week and the ability of OSU to put a lot of points on the scoreboard. The OSU defense is not as tough as it has been in the past and they have a difficult time handling the ground attack. On the other hand, the Spartan D has been adroit at handling opponent running games.
We see the OSU offense wearing down the Michigan State defense and by the second half breaking this game open. The Spartans will score some points but not enough. We’re taking OSU at -15.5 and the over at 54.5. Kickoff is at noon.