2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Future Odds Guide

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2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Future Odds Guide

The Ohio State Buckeyes are listed at +900 in the college football money line to win the national champtionship, but even with such bullish odds very few experts are jumping on the Buckeye bandwagon even with a 24-0 record under current head coach Urban Meyer.

Since Meyer came to town, Ohio State has been dominant in the Big Ten and their luck will continue with another easy schedule this season. Throw into the mix a Heisman contender in quarterback Braxton Miller and the sky could be the limit for this team.


The Buckeyes will play only four road games this season, taking on Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State and Minnesota. 

Key games at home, including Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Michigan, will determine if Ohio State is going to have another season with very few losses. 

Ohio State Buckeyes 2014 Futures Odds

  • Week 1 Odds: Ohio State -19 vs Navy vs South Carolina
  • To Win The 2014/2015 College Football Championship: +900
  • To Win the Big Ten: -125
  • Regular Season Wins: Over/Under 10.5.

How Will Ohio State’s Offense Perform in 2014?

Ohio State’s offense was ranked as one of the best in the nation last year. The Buckeyes averaged 45.5 points per game a season ago, third best in the country, and the credit is due to the explosive play of QB Braxton Miller.

Miller is listed at +500 to win the Heisman Trophy at Sportbet.com, only Florida State QB Jameis Winston has better odds to win. The Buckeye QB threw for 1860 yards and 22 touchdowns last season while only chucking five INTs in the regular season; he also rushed for 1033 yards and 10 TDs.


The Bucks will have to replace Carlos Hyde, who rushed for better than 1,500 yards last year but Ohio State has a stable full of guys that should be ready to step up. The receiving corps is solid and even though the offensive line is a bit shaky, they so have some options there.

"If he makes the same strides he made year one to year two, year two to year three and this year, year four, he could have a great year," Meyer said of Miller. "He’s not 100 percent, but he’s close. Young quarterbacks want to look at everything but the coverage because it’s so chaotic back there, but he’s getting better and better at that."

How Will Ohio State’s Defense Peform in 2014?

Coach Urban Meyer is touting his team’s defense as better than the offense this year. If the D can live up to they hype then the Buckeye show will dominate the Big Ten all season long. Senior DT Michael Bennett and DE Adolphus Washington are the two studs in the defensive line, who are joined by Joey Bosa and Noah Spence defending in a 4-3 formation.

Team’s leading tackler lbRyan Shazier made the jump to the NFL in the off-season, but they expect LB Joshua Perry to fill in his shoes admirabley.

Senior Doran Grant and Armani Reeves and Gareon Conley will be three of the top names in the secondary, lining up to shutdown the opositions blue chip receivers all in hopes to play for the national title in January.

Even with all of Meyer’s bluster this defense, even the seniors, have to prove themselves as top contendors in the nation.

2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule

  • Saturday, August 30 @ Navy 12:00 PM ET CBS Sports Network
  • Saturday, September 6 vs Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ET ESPN
  • Saturday, September 13 vs Kent State 12:00 PM ET ABC ESPN
  • Saturday, September 27 vs Cincinnati 6:00 PM ET BTN
  • Saturday, October 4 @ Maryland TBD
  • Saturday, October 18 vs Rutgers 3:30 PM ET
  • Saturday, October 25 @ Penn State 8:00 PM ET ABC ESPN
  • Saturday, November 1 vs Illinois 8:00 PM ET ABC ESPN
  • Saturday, November 8 @ Michigan State 8:00 PM ET ABC
  • Saturday, November 15 @ Minnesota TBD
  • Saturday, November 22 vs Indiana TBD
  • Saturday, November 29vs Michigan TBD

Ohio State Final Analysis

There’s no denying that the Buckeys are oozing talet this season and probably the best overall team in the Big Ten. They will face Michigan and Michigan State for the Big Ten East title.

Ohio State Projected Starters On Offense

 

QB

Braxton Miller-Sr

 

RB

Ezekiel Elliott-So

 

H-B

Dontre Wilson-So

 

WR

Evan Spencer-Sr

 

WR

Devin Smith-Sr

 

TE

Jeff Heuerman-Sr

 

OT

..

 

OG

..

 

C

..

 

OG

..

 

OT

Taylor Decker-Jr

 

K

Kyle Clinton-Sr

 

Ohio State Projected Starters On Defense

DEFENSE

DE

Noah Spence-Jr

 

DT

Michael Bennett-Sr

 

NG

Joel Hale-Sr

 

DE

Joey Bosa-So

 

SLB

Joshua Perry-Jr

 

MLB

Curtis Grant-Sr

 

WLB

Trey Johnson-So

 

CB

Armani Reeves-Jr

 

CB

Doran Grant-Sr

 

S

Tyvis Powell-So

 

S

Ron Tanner-Jr

 

P

Cameron Johnston-So