Ohio State shouldn’t have many problems being perfect at home. It’s the road trips that will show how good this team really is next season.
The Buckeyes only leave Ohio five times, but face tough challenges in nearly all of those games.
OSU plays this season at Cal, Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois and Michigan. The Illini should pose little threat after going winless in the Big Ten a year ago, but the other four road games may be very tough.
Cal gave OSU a tough test in the Horseshoe a year ago and should pose another threat in Berkeley with first-year coach Sonny Dykes running the show. The Golden Bears offense should be more explosive, especially if youngsters RB Brendan Bigelow and WR Chris Harper build off solid seasons.
Northwestern finally had a big breakthrough in 2012, winning 10 games as well as winning a bowl game for the first time since 1949.
The news gets worse for the rest of the Big Ten because most of the Wildcats’ big guns, namely RB Venric Mark and QB Kain Colter, are…
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