OHIO ST over Army by 21
We’ve dotted our ‘I’s’ and crossed our ‘T’s’ and we’re still shaking our heads: the always reliable Ohio State defense has allowed 806 passing yards through the first two games of the season. WTF? Now if this were the ‘Air’ Force (metaphorically speaking, of course), we’d be concerned for Urban but that’s not the case today as the ground-based Cadets march into town. Nonetheless, the cover is a major issue as the military teams are a collective 75-36-4 ATS as dogs of 20 or more points dating back to 1980, including 37-15-1 ATS following an ATS loss. In addition, Army is 4-1-1 ATS as dogs of more than 30 points and 4-1 ATS as dogs versus the Big Ten with no loss by more than 10 points. It also appears that Meyer must have a soft spot for men in uniform as his 3-0 SU lifetime record against the military squads are by an average win margin of just 11 points – and none of those by more than 17. Yes, he is a snarly 16-8 ATS in games off a loss but only 4-4 ATS the last eight and 5-5 ATS at home overall. Toss in the Buckeyes’ mark as non-conference home chalk of more than 28 points, as a well as their 4-15 ATS log in the second of three straight homers, and you can why Army is in our humble opinion. Take it and…run!