Opening Line USC at OSU: Uh Oh?

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst ISeptember 7, 2009

When was the last time Ohio State was a (relatively heavy) underdog at home?

Whatever the streak is, reset it.

Vegas now has the odds for the this next weekend's collision and USC is pegged as a 6.5 point favorite.

Most fans suspected the Buckeyes’ would be underdogs given their recent (non-)success rate in marquee matchups—including the meltdown in L.A. last fall—as well as this past Saturday’s performance against Navy. Some of the most dire predictions proposed a double digit spread.

It still may get there.

In case you view this as the death knell for OSU’s chances Saturday night, you should know that Vegas was far from perfect last weekend.  Oklahoma was a 21.5 point favorite, Ohio State was giving 22 points, and Illinois was said to be 6.5 points better than Missouri.