B1G Championship GameDay Primer: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Michigan State

Date:
Saturday, December 7
Time:
8:17 PM ET
Venue:
Lucas Oil Stadium
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
TV: FOX will televise the game with with Gus Johnson and Charles Davis in the booth and Kristina Pink on the sidelines.
Radio: WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is the flagship station for the 64-station Ohio State IMG Sports Network. The Urban Meyer Pregame Show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard live on Sirius 91 and XM 91.
Weather: Mostly cloudy skies and a game time temperature 15 degrees. Of course, that doesn’t matter because the roof at Lucas Oil Stadium will be closed.
Latest Line: Currently, Ohio State is a 6-point favorite. The Over/Under is 51-1/2.
Series History: This is the 42nd meeting between the two schools. Ohio State is 28-13 all-time against Michigan State, and have won eight out of the last nine games.
Last Time Out: Sept. 29, 2012 – Braxton Miller threw for 179 yards and ran for 136 as No. 14 Ohio State held off No. 20 Michigan State 17-16.

Miller put Ohio State ahead 17-13 with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith in the third quarter, and the Buckeye defense held Le’Veon Bell and the Michigan State running game in check.

The Spartans took a 13-10 advantage in the third when Keith Mumphery took Andrew Maxwell’s short pass and eluded four tacklers for the 29-yard TD reception.

After the kickoff and four plays later, Miller lofted a deep pass to Smith, who beat Johnny Adams along the right sideline to put Ohio State ahead to stay.

Prediction: Ohio State 35, Michigan State 16.

2013 TEAM SCHEDULES
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
11-1, 8-0 Big Ten
Aug. 30 W. MICHIGAN W, 26-13
Sept. 7 S. FLORIDA W, 21-6
Sept. 14 YOUNGSTOWN STATE W, 55-17
Sept. 21 at Notre Dame L, 17-13
Oct. 5 at Iowa W, 26-14
Oct. 12 INDIANA W, 42-28
Oct. 19 PURDUE W, 14-0
Oct. 26 at Illinois L, 42-3
Nov. 2 MICHIGAN W, 29-6
Nov. 16 at Nebraska W, 41-28
Nov. 23 at Northwestern W, 30-6
Nov. 30 MINNESOTA W, 14-3
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
12-0, 8-0 Big Ten
Aug. 31 BUFFALO W, 40-20
Sept. 7 SAN DIEGO STATE W, 42-7
Sept. 14 at California W, 52-34
Sept. 21 FLORIDA A&M W, 76-0
Sept. 28 WISCONSIN W, 31-24
Oct. 5 at Northwestern W, 40-30
Oct. 19 IOWA W, 34-24
Oct. 26 PENN STATE W, 63-14
Nov. 2 at Purdue W, 56-0
Nov. 16 at Illinois W, 60-35
Nov. 23 INDIANA W, 42-14
Nov. 30 at Michigan W, 42-41

2013 TEAM STATISTICS
MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE
FBS
Rank
B1G
Rank
Actual
Actual
B1G
Rank
FBS
Rank
63
7
29.4
Scoring Offense
48.2
1
3
84
10
380.2
Total Offense
530.5
1
6
47
7
186.2
Rushing Offense
321.3
1
2
95
11
194.0
Passing Offense
209.3
7
83
75
9
126.26
Passing Efficiency
164.00
1
7
4
1
11.8
Scoring Defense
20.3
4
18
1
1
237.7
Total Defense
355.8
4
30
1
1
64.8
Rushing Defense
100.0
2
5
9
1
172.9
Pass Defense
255.8
10
98
1
1
91.79
Pass Efficiency Defense
128.37
9
73
5
1
1.3
Turnover Margin
0.5
2
28

2013 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
MICHIGAN STATE
PASSING
CMP
ATT
PCT
YDS
TD
INT
Connor Cook
177
304
58.2
2119
17
4
RUSHING
ATT
YDS
YPG
AVG
LNG
TD
Jeremy Langford
245
1210
100.8
5.1
44
16
Nick Hill
66
348
34.8
5.4
35
1
Delton Williams
37
235
29.4
6.4
42
1
RECEIVING
REC
YDS
YPG
AVG
LNG
TD
Bennie Fowler
31
496
49.6
16.0
87
6
Tony Lippett
35
454
45.4
13.0
48
0
Macgarrett Kings
34
394
32.8
11.6
46
3
OHIO STATE
PASSING
CMP
ATT
PCT
YDS
TD
INT
Braxton Miller
138
210
65.7
1759
21
5
RUSHING
ATT
YDS
YPG
AVG
LNG
TD
Carlos Hyde
165
1290
143.3
7.8
55
14
Braxton Miller
132
891
89.1
7.8
70
8
Jordan Hall
80
523
58.1
6.6
49
8
RECEIVING
REC
YDS
YPG
AVG
LNG
TD
Devin Smith
41
644
53.7
15.7
90
8
Philly Brown
50
602
50.2
12.0
58
9
Jeff Heuerman
24
373
46.6
15.5
40
3

About Matt Barker

Matt Barker began blogging on the Buckeyes for the web site, AllSports.com, back during Ohio State's championship year of 2002. Going out on his own, Mr. Barker began Buckeye Banter in August of 2003, now in its 10th year.