College Football Game of the Week – Week 2

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Head coach Urban Meyer during Ohio State's 49-21 win at Indiana. Photo: Andrew Lind

Lucas Kochevar, Staff Editor

    The game of the week is another top ten match up as the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Oklahoma Sooners. This will be another test as they play for the second year in a row. Ohio State took last year’s matchup at Oklahoma with a score of 45-24. Oklahoma and Ohio State both won their games this weekend. Oklahoma is one of the biggest football programs in the nation as they have had their success for a couple of decades  now. Ohio State has been another dynasty and they have been very good in recent memory as they won the first ever college football playoff back in 2014.

 

    The Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to defend their home turf against the Sooners as it is their first home game of the season. The Buckeyes are 1-0 as they beat the Indiana Hoosiers with a score of 49-21. Ohio State has J.T. Barrett back for another season as it is his last year since he is a senior. He seems to have found a favorite target in WR Parris Campbell. They connected for 136 yards and one touchdown against Indiana. The Buckeyes have also dominated the ground game with freshman RB J.K. Dobbins. He carried the majority of load at RB with 181 yards on 29 carries. Urban Meyer leads the Buckeyes as he has a stellar record against tough opponents. He hopes to beat the Sooners for a second straight year.

 

    The Oklahoma Sooners, on the other hand, have a brand new coach in Lincoln Riley. He is one of the youngest coaches in college football at the age of 34. He is taking over the Sooners after he has been the offensive coordinator the last two seasons. He is lucky to have a veteran QB returning in Heisman hopeful, Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has been the starter for three years now. The starting running back and star wide receiver were both drafted into the NFL last season. Oklahoma won their match up against UTEP with the score of 56-7. Mayfield was almost perfect in his completion percentage going 19-20 with 329 yards and 3 touchdowns. Oklahoma would like to win this game in order to make a statement win.

 

    Both teams should be in for a competitive, close game. They both have stud, veteran QBs. The defenses will not be the best, but the Buckeyes do have former great edge rusher Joey Bosa’s brother, Nick Bosa. I believe that experience in coaching will be the difference as Urban Meyer will make better decisions for his team and the home field advantage will be a factor in favor of Ohio State. I like Ohio State in a 10-point win.