COLUMBUS (WCMH) — With the road win against Nebraska behind them the Ohio State University Buckeyes are now preparing for the 25th ranked Michigan State Spartans.
Ohio State beat Nebraska 48-7, last Saturday during a night game in Lincoln.
Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers’ first four series, and the Buckeyes turned in their most impressive performance of the season in a 48-7 victory Saturday night.
Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) scored on its first six possessions and led 38-0 after a dizzying first half.
Following the win, Ohio State moved up to No. 4 in the Associated Press college football poll.
Ohio State Coach Ryan Day says the Buckeyes will have their hands full with the Spartans.
“It’s a very good team. They don’t give you anything. They’re very sound and obviously with their history of what they’ve done against Ohio State is something that all our guys are going to be aware of this week as we go to work today at practice,” said Day during his weekly news conference.
Michigan State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) is coming off a 40-31 win against Indiana.
“They don’t turn the ball over. They control the game, you know if we come in and do anything other than what we’ve done in the past, then we’re going to be in it up to our eyeballs,” said Day.
When it comes to the Spartans’ history at the Shoe, Day said Michigan State won’t be intimidated by the Buckeyes’ home field advantage.
“They’ve been in here plenty of times in this stadium and done a great job. One of the more storied histories in college football is Michigan State. Those guys know the recipe and we better come to play or we’re going to be in it.”
The Buckeyes and Spartans are scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm.