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ESPN's Early Prediction For Nebraska-Ohio State Game

Ohio State players tackling a Nebraska football player.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 5: A gang of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders drop De'Mornay Pierson-El #15 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for a one-yard loss in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State heads to Lincoln next week for what could be a possible Big Ten Championship Game preview against Nebraska. Saturday's game is so big that College GameDay will be there hosting their weekly event.

The Buckeyes are coming off a dominating, 76-5 home win over Miami (Ohio). There have barely been any moments this year where Ohio State has looked vulnerable. Quarterback Justin Fields has been making a strong case for the Heisman Trophy, but faces his first big true road test this weekend.

The Huskers, meanwhile, have kept most of their games a lot closer than fans have liked. Despite a 3-1 record, they have failed to impress in any of their games against mostly lesser opponents. They trailed Big Ten minnow Illinois for all but nine minutes Week 4.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Nebraska-Ohio State game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that Ohio State is a near-lock to win this game. The computer model gives the Buckeyes an 89.8-percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.

Going into the 2019 season, Nebraska may have seemed like the toughest game on Ohio State's schedule before Michigan. But with the way the Huskers have looked through the first few weeks, the task doesn't seem nearly as daunting now.

The Nebraska-Ohio State game will be played on Saturday at 7:30 PM EST and will air on ABC.