The forth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will be back on the field Saturday when they return to Big Ten East play against Michigan State. Kickoff is slated for noon at Spartan Stadium with ABC broadcasting.
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No. 4 Ohio State at Michigan State • Sat., Dec. 5 • When: 12:00 p.m. • Where: Spartan Stadium • TV: ABC • Radio: 97.1 The Fan • Liv Stream on WatchESPN.com.
The Buckeyes did not play their scheduled game at Illinois last week due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program. The decision was made with the health, safety, and well-being of the student-athletes is the main concern.
Ohio State and Michigan State will be playing for the 49th time in series history on Saturday. The Buckeyes hold a 33-15 all-time advantage and have won each of the last four meetings, including a 34-10 win last year at Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes have won seven straight in the series in games played in East Lansing. Their last loss at Spartan Stadium was a 23-7 setback in 1999. Ohio State has won 13 of the last 16 games between the team teams since MSU won back to back games in 1998 and 1999.
Ohio State continues to possess one of the nation’s most potent offenses. The Buckeyes had 607 total yards vs. Indiana and were equally balanced on the ground (307 yards on 50 carries) and through the air (300 yards and two touchdowns).
Ohio State’s offensive line was named this week to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. The unit is comprised of Thayer Munford, Harry Miller, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis, and Nicholas Petit-Frere. Ohio State leads the Big Ten Conference and ranks 16th nationally with 233.2 rushing yards per game.
Michigan State is coming off perhaps its most noteworthy win of the 2020 season, a 29-20 upset of then-No. 8 Northwestern last Saturday in East Lansing.
Quarterback Rocky Lomdardi threw eight touchdown passes in five games while completing 54.1 percent of his passes for 1,057 yards.