Posted: 1/2/2012 7:04:33 AM
The key of the game is who can stop the run, I don't think that either team can stop the pass (I think OSU has an edge in this department as most of the BIG12 do pass a lot).
Stanford coaches will plan to rush more to allow less time for OSU as no one can stop OSU air attack.
OSU had problem with teams that can run and if Stanford can run effectively then it's gonna be a long day for OSU.
Although I think OSU will win, but It is going to be a closer game than most people expected, -3 is a proper line for OSU and not -4 or higher.
Remember one trump card that OSU has, ability to create turnovers and is second only to LSU (interception: OSU #2 @ 23, Standford #106 @ 6 per!).
Turnover ratio: LSU @ +1.8, OSU @ +1.7 , Standford @ +0.5 per game.