Nobody likes the heavy favorite.

Ohio State is almost always the heavy favorite, and therefore almost always the villain, especially on the road. Ryan Day addresses that notion Thursday on his midday radio show.

He says the Buckeyes have had to be willing to embrace the villain role Saturday.

Ohio State has a real shot of being the No. 1 team in the land when all is said and done at the end of the year. The Buckeyes look as stout as anyone in the B1G and the country.

Michigan State is just another roadblock the Buckeyes have to bypass. The game is set for 4 p.m. EST in East Lansing on ABC.

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