Urban Meyer (USA Today)

We compare the numbers between Michigan State and Ohio State as the two teams get ready to square off with a lot on the line.

While the sport books have Michigan State as a major underdog, there are other things to consider when looking at the match-up between the Spartans and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

GAME NO. 11Michigan State Spartans at The Ohio State Buckeyes

Kickoff: 3:36 p.m.
Location: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Stadium)
TV: ABC

All-Time Series: OSU leads, 29-14

Last Meeting: OSU 49, MSU 37 at Spartan Stadium Nov. 8, 2014

Mark Dantonio vs. Ohio State (2-6)

Last Time at Ohio Stadium: Michigan State defeated an Ohio State team struggling from the loss of their head coach Jim Tressel.  Braxton Miller was a true freshman.

TEAM COMPARISONS

MICHIGAN STATE OHIO STATE
BASIC OFFENSE MULTIPLE POWER SPREAD
BASIC DEFENSE MULTIPLE 4-3 MULTIPLE
OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING 7 7
DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING 7 7
SPECIALISTS RETURNING 3 2
AVERAGE HT/WT STARTERS
OFFENSIVE LINE & TIGHT ENDS 6-4 / 306 6-5 / 298
OFFENSIVE BACKS & WIDE RECEIVERS 6-1 / 217 6-1 / 216
DEFENSIVE LINE 6-5 / 281 6-5 / 280
LINEBACKERS 6-1 / 226 6-3 / 243
DEFENSIVE BACKS 6-1 / 199 6-1 / 203

Matchup Preview  |  November 21, 2015
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#9 Michigan State Spartans
(9-1, 3-1 Away)
#3 Ohio State Buckeyes
(10-0, 6-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
329 Total Points 364
1524 Total Rushing Yards 2448
19 Total Rushing Touchdowns 29
2539 Total Passing Yards 2085
22 Total Passing Touchdowns 16
4063 Total Offense 4533
53-438 Penalties - Yards 63-552
32:50 Time of Possession/Game 29:54
70-142 - 49% 3rd Down Conversions 49-127
5-14 - 36% 4th Down Conversions 8-15
34-41 - 83% Red-Zone Scores 33-42 - 78.6%
Defensive Stats Comparison
223 Total Points Allowed 138
1210 Total Rushing Yards Allowed 1268
13 Total Rushing Touchdowns Allowed 7
2430 Total Passing Yards Allowed 1716
14 Total Passing Touchdowns Allowed 10
3640 Total Offense Allowed 2984
58-516 Penalties - Yards 54-411
27:10 Time of Possession/Game 30:41
49-133 - 37% 3rd Down Conversions 53-166 -32%
10-24 - 42% 4th Down Conversions 6-18 - 33%
25-30 - 83% Red-Zone Scores 17-23 - 73.9%

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