This will be one of the marquee match-up of the game led by Buckeye defensive end Joey Bosa. Bosa can line-up over either tackle or even more down inside if needed. He’s also been seen lined up as an standup linebacker.
While we expect Bosa to line up more over top of Kodi Kieler, the chance to see Bosa and Jack Conklin battle could be worth the price of admission.
Washington against McGowan or Brian Allen gives the Buckeyes an advantage. But with help from Jack Allen, MSU can slow down Washington. We feel MSU has an advantage when it comes to Clark going against Schutt as the fifth-year senior has the ability to handle Schutt one-on-one. The question will be how many times Clark will be asked to help with Bosa leaving Jack Allen against Schutt.
If the Spartans can keep all five offensive line starters on the field the entire game, they’ll have a chance to slow down the Buckeyes front four. Will they stop them? No, there is too much talent to totally shut down the Buckeyes core group of defensive linemen.
Jack Allen spoke about the upcoming battle on Tuesday.
“I would say it’s going to be a huge challenge,” said Allen. “They have a very impressive defensive front, but at the same time I think we’re starting to click on the “O” line and we’re coming together, and we’ve gone through a lot of adversity together, and this is just going to be another challenge for us, and we’re excited about it.”
|OHIO STATE BUCKEYES Depth Chart - 2015|
|WR||MICHAEL THOMAS||PARRIS CAMPBELL|
|TE||NICK VANNETT||MARCUS BAUGH|
|LT||TAYLOR DECKER||JAMARCO JONES|
|LG||BILLY PRICE||DEMETRIUS KNOX|
|C||JACOBY BOREN||BRADY TAYLOR|
|RG||PAT ELFLEIN||EVAN LISLE|
|RT||CHASE FARRIS||ISAIAH PRINCE|
|WR||JALIN MARSHALL||TERRY MCLAURIN|
|QB||J.T. BARRETT||CARDALE JONES|
|RB||EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||BRI'ONTE DUNN|
|HB||BRAXTON MILLER||CURTIS SAMUEL|
|DE||JOEY BOSA||SAM HUBBARD|
|DT||TOMMY SCHUTT||JOEL HALE|
|DT||ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON||DONOVAN MUNGER|
|DE||TYQUAN LEWIS||JALYN HOLMES|
|WLB||JOSHUA PERRY||DANTE BOOKER|
|MLB||RAEKWON MCMILAN||CAM WILLIAMS|
|SLB||DARRON LEE||CHRIS WORLEY|
|CB||GAREON CONLEY||MARSHON LATTIMORE|
|SAF||VONN BELL||JARROD BARNES|
|SAF||TYVIS POWELL||MALIK HOOKER|
|CB||ELI APPLE||DAMON WEBB|