Ohio State is in a pretty good position now but by no means can they just coast home through their 2019 schedule. This game against Wisconsin Badgers could be very tough considering the Badgers will be quite angry after possibly destroying their season by allowing Illinois to defeat them last week. The reality is that the Buckeyes can control their own destiny, and you can’t ask for much more than that. if they can win out it is almost a certainty that they will enter the College Football Playoffs.
Remember now that LSU and Alabama will square off in November, so there is a guarantee that one of those teams will have a loss on their record.
Former Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer is chiming in this week on this game and the level of hate and disrespect he feels the Wisconsin Badgers have shown the Buckeyes. Meyer was featured in The Spun with a message he is giving to the fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes about this game.
This is likely the biggest challenge thus far this season for Ohio State QB Justin Fields and his offense. Even after the dismal loss to Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers football team still has the #1 rated defense in the nation. The Badgers give up 30 less yards per game than the Buckeyes, and they are #2 overall in sack rate trailing only the Clemson Tigers football team in that category.
Ohio State will have most of their focus on trying to stop or slow down Badgers beast mode running back Jonathan Taylor.