Ohio State, although unbeaten, has looked vulnerable at times this season. It gave up 35 points last week to a bad Illinois team. It beat Iowa by only 10 points at home. It gave up 34 points to California, and 20 to Buffalo.
What I'm getting at is, if Ohio State's defense looks as porous as it did last week in Champaign, I think this could be a close game. It could resemble the shootout we saw in Ann Arbor against Michigan earlier this season.
That is, if Indiana's offense shows up to play. The Hoosiers scored only three points at Wisconsin last week and look miserable all afternoon. But we know the Hoosiers are capable of putting up big offensive numbers. And Ohio State has given up some big offensive numbers to bad teams.
I'm not predicting the upset by any stretch, but I do think it could be a lot closer game than people think. We'll find out on Saturday afternoon. I'll be live in Columbus with the coverage.