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    Star wideout Emeka Egbuka and the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) play the Northwestern Wildcats (1-7) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, at Ryan Field.

    The Buckeyes are very heavy favorites (currently -38.5) in their game against the Wildcats, with the over/under being 61 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Buckeyes are and the Wildcats are .)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Ohio State vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Buckeyes vs Wildcats Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Buckeyes -38.5 -112 -110 61 -112 -109 N/A N/A

    Ohio State Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 2-5-0 against the spread this year.
    • Three of Northwestern’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (42.9%).

    Ohio State Stats & Insights

    • Ohio State has been firing on all cylinders this year, ranking sixth-best in total offense (509.3 yards per game) and sixth-best in total defense (270.1 yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been clicking on all fronts this season, as they rank second-best in scoring offense (48.9 points per game) and 10th-best in scoring defense (16.9 points allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the passing game this year, ranking 12th-best in passing (317.8 passing yards per game) and 12th-best in passing defense (176.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • On defense, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 10th-best by surrendering only 93.4 per game. The Buckeyes rank 34th on offense (191.5 rushing yards per game).
    • Ohio State has been clicking on all fronts on third down this year, owning the 14th-best mark in third-down conversion rate (50.0%) and fifth-best in third-down defense (26.4% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With 16 forced turnovers (14th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (12th in the FBS), Ohio State’s +9 turnover margin is the sixth-best in college football.

    Ohio State’s Best Players

    • C.J. Stroud has thrown for 2,377 yards (297.1 ypg) to lead Ohio State, completing 71.3% of his passes and collecting 29 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
    • TreVeyon Henderson has racked up 552 yards on 96 carries while finding paydirt six times as a runner.
    • Miyan Williams has been handed the ball 76 times this year and racked up 525 yards (65.6 per game) with 10 touchdowns.
    • Egbuka has hauled in 47 catches for 788 yards (98.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone seven times as a receiver.
    • Marvin Harrison Jr. has reeled in 48 passes while averaging 97.9 yards per game and scoring 10 touchdowns.
    • Julian Fleming has compiled 19 catches for 354 yards, an average of 44.3 yards per game. He’s scored six times as a receiver this season.
    • Michael Hall Jr. leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Tommy Eichenberg is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 65 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Tanner McCalister has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 11 tackles and three passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 2-5-0 against the spread this year.
    • Out of Northwestern’s seven games with a set total, three have hit the over (42.9%).

    Northwestern Stats & Insights

    • Northwestern ranks 89th with 362.6 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 94th with 406.5 total yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Northwestern ranks 12th-worst in points per game (17.9), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 83rd in the FBS with 28.8 points allowed per contest.
    • With 249.3 passing yards per game on offense, Northwestern ranks 59th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 54th, allowing 220.8 passing yards per contest.
    • Northwestern’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, surrendering 185.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 106th with 113.4 rushing yards per contest.
    • Northwestern has been struggling on third down, ranking 23rd-worst with a 44.2% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been better offensively, generating a 37.8% third-down rate (82nd-ranked).
    • With 10 forced turnovers (87th in the FBS) and 19 turnovers committed (127th in the FBS) this season, Northwestern ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -9.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ryan Hilinski has compiled 1,551 yards on 57.4% passing while recording six touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Evan Hull’s team-high 579 rushing yards have come on 136 carries, with three touchdowns. He also leads the team with 461 receiving yards (57.6 per game) on 45 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Cam Porter has been given 62 carries and totaled 201 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Malik Washington has registered 43 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 470 (58.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 71 times and has one touchdown.
    • Donny Navarro’s 29 receptions (on 53 targets) have netted him 230 yards (28.8 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Adetomiwa Adebawore has 4.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 74 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Xander Mueller leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 55 tackles, 6.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.

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