As we get deeper into the college football season, we will begin to see more and more marquee matchups each week. One of the premier contests in Week 5 sees the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans.
These matchups have provided us with great battles over the years, and three of the last four meetings have been decided by 10 points or less. While the Buckeyes are banned from postseason play this year, the team will certainly have a say in who competes in the Big Ten Championship Game.
This is expected to be a tight game—like last year’s 10-7 meeting was—and will be a big step for a team such as Michigan State that is very much alive in the Big Ten race.
When two ranked teams square off, it's generally expected to be one of the better games of the weekend. However, here are five reasons why the Buckeyes should have no problem beating the Spartans this time around.