ESPN's FPI previews team with best chance to win in Ohio State-Northwestern cross-divisional contest
Ohio State and Northwestern are set to face off in Week 10. The Football Power Index has already predicted who is going to win.
The Buckeyes beat Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Ohio State is 8-0 after the 44-31 win. J.T. Tuimoloau announced his arrival against the Nittany Lions with 6 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery.
Northwestern is struggling down the stretch. The Wildcats have not won a game since their season opener against Nebraska. Iowa beat Northwestern 33-13 in Iowa City, putting the Wildcats at 1-7 through eight games.
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Ohio State has not lost to Northwestern since 2004. The game that season was in Evanston as the Wildcats won 33-27. The Buckeyes have a nine-game winning streak coming into the game.
The last time that these two teams played was in the 2020 B1G Championship game.
The FPI believes that Ohio State will add to its win streak, and gives the Buckeyes a 98.4% chance to win. Northwestern has a very slim chance of knocking off undefeated Ohio State with a 1.6% chance.
After Northwestern’s loss to Iowa, it’s starting to look like the Wildcats are going to miss out on the postseason for the second year in a row.
Ohio State and Northwestern kick off Nov. 5 at noon ET on ABC.