Ohio St over TCU by 3

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Ur­ban who? Un­der in­terim head coach Ryan Day, the Buck­eyes have over­whelmed two foes to start the sea­son, scor­ing 77 points over Ore­gon State and 52 over Rut­gers. Day can give thanks to QB Dwayne Hask­ins’ 546 pass­ing yards on 42-of-53 aeri­als and the ground game’s 600 rush­ing yards. But while the Buck­eyes gen­er­ally thrive in this sit­u­a­tion, they’re play­ing their third straight game with­out Meyer – and that may be push­ing the en­ve­lope a bit too far, es­pe­cially on the road at AT&T Sta­dium in Ar­ling­ton, Texas. This is the sort of spot where up­sets oc­cur: good teams with a great coach in unde­dog roles with plenty of sup­port from the well-oiled ma­chine. Right on cue, our data­base in­forms us that TCU head coach Gary Pat­ter­son stands 5-1 SU in his ca­reer ver­sus the Big Ten (lost by 1 point to Michi­gan State), plus he’s a de­pend­able as a dog of 7 or more points. The lines­mak­ers are wary of Ohio State, though, or they wouldn’t have made them 10-point road chalk over a qual­ity Texas-based team play­ing less than an hour from home. Even so, should the line stay where it is or rise, the Frog­gies’ out­stand­ing

record as non-con­fer­ence dogs of 10 or more points puts us in TCU’s cor­ner in tonight’s mar­quee matchup on ABC. Did you know a real horned frog can squirt blood from its eyes? You do now! Grab the points.

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