THE Ohio State Buckeyes enter the 2019 college football season with some doubts, and rightly so, as some of their most important players are unproven at this level. Yet, Ohio State is as primed as ever to make another run at a Big Ten title and the college football playoff.
3. Justin Fields is Electric
There's a reason Ohio State went all-out to acquire Justin Fields despite having Tate Martell on the roster. Fields is an electric dual-threat QB who can change the game on any one play. Expect him to put up some explosive numbers in Columbus.
2. Don't Underestimate Ryan Day
Ryan Day may be early on in his coaching tenure at OSU, but he's one of the most talented offensive minds in the sport and already proving himself on the recruiting trail. After his first full offseason, he'll have these Buckeyes ready to go.
1. Pressure Squarely on Michigan
Sure, there's plenty about the Buckeyes to like, but they're primary competition for the top spot in the Big 10 in 2019 is likely to be Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, especially with Shea Patterson returning. Thus far, Michigan hasn't proven they can win the big game under pressure. Even in Ann Arbor, OSU holds the edge.