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In week 5 the Cincinnati Bearcats head to Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio to face the 22nd ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Bearcats are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS. The Buckeyes are 2-1 SU and ATS.

Cincinnati is coming off a win 31-24 against Miami (OH). Quarterback Gunner Kiel who has 689 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Hosey Williams leads the rushing game with 114 yards on 19 carries and a 6.0 yards per carry average. Mekale McKay leads the wide receivers with 215 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Cincinnati Bearcats defense through week 4 has allowed 29 points per game and 463 yards per game.

Ohio State is coming off a huge win 66-0 against Kent State. Quarterback J.T. Barrett who has 757 passing yards and 9 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Curtis Samuel leads the rushing game with 171 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 6.3 yards per carry average. Michael Thomas leads the wide receivers was 214 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Ohio State’s defense has been very good this season only allowing 17.3 points per game and 280 yards per game through week 4.

Keys to Cincinnati win

Cincinnati will have to shut down quarterback J.T. Barrett. In addition, Cincinnati will need Hosey Williams to be a bit more involved in the backfield.

Keys to Ohio State win

Ohio State will have to shut down quarterback Gunner Kiel. In addition, the Buckeyes will need J.T. Barrett to spread the ball around and find his favorite target Michael Thomas.

Injuries

Cincinnati – Alex Thomas

Ohio State – Jeff Heuerman, Trey Johnson, Noah Spence, Marshon Lattimore, Braxton Miller, Dylan Thompson, Frank Epitropoulos

Favorite

Ohio State -15

Conclusion

Ohio State will win pretty easily. However, the Buckeyes defense will need to play a great game. The Buckeyes will improve to 3-1 on the season.

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