Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes open as huge favorite over Tulsa, line quickly drops

Jeremy Ruckert by Birm-Lettermen Row
Jeremy Ruckert and Ohio State opened as a big favorite over Tulsa. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes open as huge favorite over Tulsa, line quickly drops

The next week will be crucial for Ohio State. The Buckeyes must fix their issues on defense and figure out how to get more points out of the abundance of yards they accrued.

Ohio State will have a week of practice to fix things before facing Tulsa inside the Horseshoe on Saturday. And the Buckeyes will take on the Golden Hurricane as a 26-point favorite, according to VegasInsider.com.

The Buckeyes opened as a 31-point favorite, but the line almost immediately dropped down five points.

Tulsa is 0-2 and has looked bad through its first two games of the year. But Ohio State has plenty of issues to sort through next weekend at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes will have their first chance to do that as a big, four-score favorite.

Ohio State tumbles in polls after stunning loss

Ohio State suffered its first regular-season loss since 2018 on Saturday. The Buckeyes were stunned by Oregon at home, and they dropped in the latest polls because of it.

The Big Ten’s flagship program fell out of the top 10 –to No. 11 — in the latest Coaches Poll and down to No. 9 in the AP Poll.

The media still believe the Buckeyes are a top-10 team, ranking them behind Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Iowa, Clemson, Texas A&M and Cincinnati. Oregon made its way into the top four after the massive win.

The Big Ten has five ranked teams, and the Buckeyes are the second-highest ranked team, trailing only Iowa. Penn State is No. 10, while No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 25 Michigan round out the league’s ranked teams.

Ohio State still has every goal for the season within reach. It can still win the Big Ten and get to the College Football Playoff. But the room for error is nonexistent. And now, the Buckeyes will have a fight to climb back up in the polls.

Buckeyes host successful recruiting weekend despite loss

Ohio State didn’t perform as well as it wanted to on the field in an upset loss to Oregon. The Buckeyes were outmatched defensively and couldn’t find ways to score more points despite racking up more than 600 yards of offense.

But the afternoon game with Oregon did, however, provide the program with a massive recruiting event. Some of the country’s top players visiting the Buckeyes.

Prospects from three different classes made their way to Columbus for the showdown between the Buckeyes and Ducks.

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