Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Will Take Down Nebraska in Prime Time

Alex HallCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 15: Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes moves to hand-off against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 17-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Ohio State Buckeyes edged out a victory against then-No. 20 Michigan State in Week 5 of their college football season and will take down their second ranked opponent in as many weeks. With quarterback Braxton Miller leading the way on offense, Ohio State will defeat No. 21 Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers struggled and suffered their first loss of the year when they took on then-No. 22 UCLA, going down 36-30.

Miller's offense has scored at least 29 points in four of the team's first five games under new head coach Urban Meyer. The unit faces off against a Huskers team that saw Southern Mississippi's quarterback Anthony Alford hang 85 yards on the ground over 15 carries.

Considering Alford had just one completion of out five attempts in that Week 1 contest, Nebraska's defense likely knew what was coming when he came into the game and it just couldn't stop it.

Miller is a whole lot more talented than Alford and is coming off a game where he rushed for 136 yards on the nation's No. 12-ranked defense. Pair that with his 179 yards through the air and it's easy to see the OSU quarterback gave Michigan State fits in that game.

Nebraska's defense is ranked 37th overall in points against, which means if MSU's defense struggled with Ohio State's offensive approach, there's little reason to see why the Huskers wont.

Moving away from the X and O talk, there's also the home-field advantage to consider for the Buckeyes. While that advantage may not be much of one in some sports, home field is key in college football.

The away team in this contest hasn't traveled to Ohio State's backyard since 1956. That means that there likely won't be too many Cornhusker fans taking the trip to Columbus and thus Ohio State's rather large stadium should be fully behind its Buckeyes.

Miller will command his offense and build off his play against the Spartans and the home crowd will be as loud as one would expect, all adding up to a victory for No. 12 Ohio State.