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Analyst Makes Score Prediction For Nebraska-Ohio State

Nick Bosa rushes the passer against Brenden Jaimes during Nebraska-Ohio State,

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 14: Defensive lineman Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes #76 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers* of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska needs a big win. The Cornhuskers are 3-1, but after a disappointing loss to Colorado in week two, optimism is dwindling. All is not lost, though.

The fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes head to Lincoln this Saturday for a prime-time game versus the Cornhuskers. The game will carry the national spotlight with ESPN's College GameDay in town.

This contest will be both team's second conference game. Ohio State downed the Hoosiers, 51-10, in week three. Nebraska narrowly escaped Illinois with a close 42-38 victory this past Saturday.

With just two days before the pivotal matchup, a nationally known college football analyst has made his prediction for the game. AP News' Ralph Russo isn't anticipating a close game on Saturday.

"Measuring stick game for the ’Cornhuskers, who hung with the Buckeyes last year ... OHIO STATE 48-24, BEST BET."

Ohio State is 17-point favorites heading into the game. Russo isn't just expecting the Buckeyes to win — he's expecting them to cover by a wide margin.

What's your prediction for the game?

The Buckeyes have looked really impressive this season. They're outscoring opponents 214-38 en route to a 4-0 record. But the Cornhuskers will be their biggest test of the season so far. And they'll have to face a fired-up crowd.

You can find the rest of Russo's picks here.

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