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2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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Ohio St. has fewest returning starters

The Buckeyes are starting over after losing many of their top perfomers on both sides of the ball. QB J.T. Barrett, the starter before his 2014 injury, will lead the young team.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer doesn't anticipate WR Torrance Gibson leaving the program despite being suspended for the season by Ohio State on Monday. "I believe that is the plan," Meyer said during a Big Ten teleconference. "I've had zero indication he wants to leave."

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Meyer on Bosa's conditioning: 'He's a freak' (0:46)
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16hBrian Bennett

Fearless Big Ten predictions for 2016

Will a Big Ten team make the College Football Playoff? Will Michigan go undefeated? Here are our fearless predictions for 2016.

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Will Michigan be B1G award winners?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Michigan will make good on Jim Harbaugh's offseason antics and win the Big Ten. Schlabach also makes his picks for the rest of the conference's awards.

  • Offensive player of the year: J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
  • Defensive player of the year: Malik McDowell, DE, Michigan State
  • Coach of the year: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
  • Freshman of the year: Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan
See all the predictions

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Expect Ohio State to be more focused on offense (1:34)
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League swaps: B1G teams would struggle (badly) in the SEC

Michigan is the Big Ten's best bet to win the conference. But how would the Wolverines, Ohio State and other elite Big Ten teams do in other conferences? Short answer: not well.

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Meyer calls Tebow an 'incredible baseball player' (0:39)
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2dTom Luginbill

The Class of 2017's instant impact prospects

Whether by the needs of their future teams or sheer elite talent, these 2017 ESPN 300 players, including Alabama RB commit Najee Harris, could hit the college field immediately.

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Experts can't agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Preseason All-American center Pat Elflein estimates he's at "85 or 90 percent" strength as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery, but it won't keep the Ohio State captain off the field Saturday against Bowling Green. "I'm strong enough to go out there and do what I need to do," Elflein said.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said he does not agree with the suspension of Ohio State WR Torrance Gibson. The Buckeyes coach said it was not a football program or athletic department decision.

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December headline: No Big ten in CFP?

Ryan McGee predicts big steps backwards for Michigan State and Iowa. He sees the Pac-12 stepping up and claiming one of the four playoff spots after missing out last season. McGee: Late-season headlines

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.0104th
Rushing Yards241.912th
Points For35.032nd
Points Against14.02nd

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