OHIO ST over Army by 21

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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!

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