Ohio State is one of the elite premier football programs in the country, with consistently strong recruiting classes to power championship-contending teams every season. No matter who is lining up on the other side of the ball, the team and Buckeyes' faithful feel they have the advantage, for good reason.
However, anything can happen in college football and no game is a free win. With that in mind, these are three games Ohio State could be on upset alert in the 2020 season, with all lines provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Ohio State Football Spreads 2020
All college football opponent rankings are according to The Duel's Top-25 Rankings by Odds to Win 2020 National Championship.
3. Week 13: Ohio State (-13) vs. No. 17 Michigan – Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020
This heated rivalry has been rather one-sided for nearly a decade, with Ohio State defeating the Michigan Wolverines eight times in a row. Eventually, something has to give, but maybe it won't if Jim Harbaugh is still the coach. Still, Michigan is an incredibly talented program whose toughest opponent continues to seemingly be themselves. If the Wolverines somehow find some consistency, this final-week matchup will be must-watch television.
2. Week 2: Ohio State (-7.5) @ No. 15 Oregon – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020
Mario Cristobal has his team continuing to improve, and they are fresh off a Rose Bowl win. While losing Justin Herbert will hurt, the Oregon Ducks will still feature talented playmakers in Johnny Johnson III and CJ Verdell. This will be an early test for both schools, where anything could happen, especially with the game being at Oregon.
1. Week 8: Ohio State (-4.5) @ No. 11 Penn State – Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
Sean Clifford leads what is expected to be yet another high-scoring offense, featuring talent from the past couple big recruiting classes. The Nittany Lions also have one of the best linebackers in the country too, in Micah Parsons, and they will continue to be talented in edge pressure. With the Buckeyes having to play Penn State on the road this time around, this matchup looks to be their toughest in the Big Ten, and it will be a must-win team for both schools.
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