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Ohio State Beat Reporter Picks Buckeyes To Lose At Indiana, Fall In Big 10 Regular Season Game For 1st Time Since '11

Nov. 26, 2011. 

That's the last time Ohio State's football program lost a Big Ten regular season game. It was a road contest at Michigan and the Buckeyes, led by interim coach Luke Fickell, fell, 40-34. OSU has played 26 conference games since that one, with the only loss coming in the Big Ten Championship Game to Michigan State in 2013. 

One Ohio State beat writer expects the Buckeyes' 24-game regular season conference winning streak to end this week. Doug Lesmerises, an Ohio State reporter for Cleveland.com, is picking Indiana (4-0) to top OSU (4-0) in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday afternoon. 

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Ohio State-Indiana picks from @BillLandis25@AriWasserman and me. I'm picking Indiana to upset the Buckeyes http://t.co/ytMAYblpl1

— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) October 2, 2015

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— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises)

Ohio State-Indiana picks from @BillLandis25@AriWasserman and me. I'm picking Indiana to upset the Buckeyes http://t.co/ytMAYblpl1

— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) October 2, 2015

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His pick: Indiana 38, Ohio State 36. 

This is more about Ohio State than Indiana. Before the season I picked the Buckeyes to lose a regular-season game you didn't expect on their way to repeating as national champions. After watching how this season has unfolded, this is the best chance for that. 

I think Ohio State finding itself last week wasn't quite true. The Buckeyes looked better than in their 20-13 win over Northern Illinois, but Western Michigan, in a 26-point loss, made a few key mistakes that helped Ohio State. This Indiana offense is significantly better than that. While the Indiana defense has looked terrible, some pressure on the OSU offense, a few well-timed risks and some OSU mistakes and you have a home team with a shot.

Ohio State last played at Indiana in 2012, when it escaped Bloomington with a 52-49 victory. 

The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ABC/ESPN2. 

[Cleveland.com]