Ohio State begins its conference slate of games on Saturday. Austin was arguably the best player on the Rutgers defense, and the only player on the team named as an All-Big Ten preseason selection. True freshman running back J.K. Dobbins leads the Big Ten in rushing, racking up 520 yards and three touchdowns through four games.
The game will be televised on Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen and Lisa Byington on the call. Ohio State is holding opponents to 20 points and 367.3 yards per game this year.
Ohio State is 3-0 all-time against Rutgers.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett needs just 14 yards of total offense to reach 10,000 in his career at Ohio State.
Rutgers is coming into the contest at 1-3. Kyle Bolin has thrown for 642 yards and three touchdowns this season, but also has six interceptions.
Last week, seven different receivers from Ohio State caught touchdown passes, setting a school and Big Ten record. Gus Edwards has run for 259 yards to lead the offense. Ohio State has a defense that should be able to shut down Rutgers and I think going on the road will impact the Buckeyes' offensive output. Ohio State is 17-8 with the under in its last 25 games following a win. I like the under to hit in this one.