10.04.2011 / The Huskers try and bounce back to host the Buckeyes this weekend. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers.

Last Saturday was a difficult one for the Huskers. Wisconsin looked every bit the part of a top five football team. The Huskers meanwhile stumbled in all three phases. But that was last week and now the Big Red prepares to welcome for the first time to Lincoln the Ohio State Buckeyes.

"A big play in special teams could make the difference in this one."
OSU has had a difficult year. Coach Jim Tressel resigned in late spring because of NCAA rules violations. Five Buckeyes were suspended for the first five games and they have experienced a pair of losses on the year to Miami and Michigan State. Ohio State gets two of those players back for this week’s game the one that could have the biggest impact is left tackle Mike Adams.
Ohio State has had trouble scoring. Last week at home against the Spartans they only managed seven points and those came in the game’s final minute. The Buckeyes have gone back and forth at quarterback between senior Joe Bauserman and freshman Braxton Miller. Look for Miller to start Saturday but the patience for Miller will be thin.
On defense Ohio State has been solid thru the first five games. They are 11th in the country in scoring defense only allowing 14 points per game. They have been particularly good against the run only surrendering 93 yards per game on the ground.   That will be an interesting chess match Saturday night between the Buckeyes defense and the Huskers potent rushing attack.
This has the makings of a low scoring game.  The Buckeye defense could make it difficult on the Huskers during this game, but OSU on offense has struggled so much that it’s hard to imagine them scoring many points on the road. A big play in special teams could make the difference in this one.   Go Big Red!
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