The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Week 3 College Football tilt on Saturday. Both teams come into the game at 2-0.
The Hilltoppers have back-to-back wins over South Florida and Houston Christian. This is the only game on their schedule against a ranked opponent.
For Ohio State, they went on the road and beat Indiana in their opener and smacked Youngstown State last week.
MyBookie’s College Football betting lines has Ohio State is the big favorite in this game. The Buckeyes are listed at -27.5 over the Hilltoppers. Ohio State and Western Kentucky have 64 points for this game on Saturday.
Western Kentucky vs. Ohio State Odds and Betting Prediction for the Game | MyBookie Week 3 Regular Season Preview
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes | NCAAF Week 3
Spread: Western Kentucky +25 -110 / Ohio State -28 -110
Moneyline: Western Kentucky +1575 / Ohio State -10000
Total: 64 – Over -110 / Under -110
Saturday, September 16th, 2023 at 4:00 PM | FOX
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Buckeyes Among Nation’s Best
While the Ohio State Buckeyes may be known for their talent on the offensive end, defensively is where they are dominating so far. The Buckeyes are allowing just five points per game, which ranks in a tie for second in College Football.
Kyle McCord is leading the offense for Ohio State. The signal caller for the Buckeyes has thrown for 497 yards and three touchdowns through the first two games.
Marvin Harrison Jr. was quiet in Week One, but his two touchdowns last week showed he is back. The run game has been pretty hit or miss, but when push comes to shove, the ball is going to TreVeyon Henderson. Henderson has gotten into the end zone twice this season for Ohio State.
Hilltoppers have Talent
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are a likely bowl team and possible favorite out of Conference USA. Liberty is the only other team in the conference that has gone unbeaten so far. The Hilltoppers host Liberty on October 24th.
Austin Reed has been one of the best passing quarterbacks in College Football this season. He is 11 yards shy of 600 on the season, with six touchdown passes. The Hilltoppers, as a team, are averaging 327 passing yards per game.
That ranks 12th in College Football. The 46.5 points per game ranks 18th in the nation. Davion Ervin-Poindexter is the top running back threat for Western Kentucky. He has 15 carries and 78 yards through the first two games.
Easton Messer is the top target in the passing game. He has 134 yards on the season but just one touchdown thus far. Next week, the Hilltoppers go on the road to Troy before they welcome Middle Tennessee State to town.
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There is no doubt that Western Kentucky can score. The Hilltoppers are a pretty solid football team. But they are taking on an Ohio State team that is one of the best in the country.
Ohio State will want to make sure they are not looking ahead too much, as they have Notre Dame next on their schedule. Look for Ohio State to win this game, but 4+ touchdowns to win by seems like a lot.
The Hilltoppers get in the endzone a couple of times and cover this spread. The final score for this game is the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-20 over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday.
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