The Ohio State vs. Miami game on Saturday dictates the fortune of both schools. This Ohio State vs. Miami game is the week 2 college football game of the week, and pits the best that the Big Ten and the ACC has to offer right now. Both teams blew out their opponents in week 1, but now they each have to face what could be their toughest opponent of the 2010 college football regular season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently the No. 2-ranked team in both major college football polls, and they have their eyes on a national championship game this January. The Big Ten Conference is even better this year than it was last year, and Ohio State is the team that stands out from the group right now. Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns against Marshall in week 1, while running back Brandon Saine ran for 103 yards and scored two touchdowns of his own. Both will look to increase their stats against a very good Miami team.
The Miami Hurricanes shut out a much weaker Florida A&M team 45-0 in their week 1 game, and the defense really came up big when they needed it most. Junior quarterback Jacory Harris passed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, on just 12-15 passing. It was a remarkable night for Harris, and now the Hurricanes are going to need another game like that from him on Saturday. The game will be dictated by how well Harris can fare against the Buckeyes’ defense, and he will need to keep the offense of the field in order to give his defense the chance to catch their breath against the running game that Pryor presents every week.
ESPN will be airing the Ohio State vs. Miami game live on Saturday, with a kickoff time scheduled for 12:40 p.m. PST (3:40 p.m. EST). This is a game that will make or break the season for these two schools, and definitely a game that could help Ohio State gain ground on No. 1 Alabama. If Miami can go into Columbus and pull the upset against the favored Buckeyes, it should catapult them up into the Top 5 college football teams out there right now. Miami has a really strong schedule ahead of them in the ACC, with games against No. 17 Florida State, North Carolina, No. 15 Georgia Tech, and No. 13 Virginia Tech. If they can win Saturday, they could end up in that national championship game against the SEC champion.