Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has said Samuel's "sweet spot" for touches is 15 per game.
Ohio State could end up as high as No. 2 in the rankings, but its path to the playoff could be detoured by not reaching the Big Ten title game.
Ohio State was ranked fifth last weekend, but expect the Buckeyes to move up this week. "That doesn't make sense to me".
The Cardinals are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against the Cougars, but the head-to-head series is knotted up at 4-4 ATS over that stretch per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Ohio State moves up to No. 2 after three of the top 4 ranked teams suffered upsets on Saturday. The Wolverines still control their own destiny in the Big Ten East, but it's now tough to envision a scenario in which they lose another game and still make the College Football Playoff. Especially after they were thumped by MI to start conference play.
There's lots of uncertainty surrounding Tuesday's release of the latest College Football Playoff rankings. After getting out of the game against Ohio State the week prior, Tommy Armstrong returned to put up 217 yards through the air and 61 more on the ground.
Louisville, Clemson and MI are all one-loss teams who will be competing for the spots Alabama leaves vacant. Now Clemson has to sit back and see what the playoff committee thinks about their loss!
Meyer said Monday he was still debating if he should address the uncertainty with his players directly. I did not cover it yesterday. I haven't covered it throughout the year. Normally in the past, I have.More news: America, meet your new first lady
That obviously didn't happen, and MI lost the next week anyway, but this isn't unfamiliar territory. Does it mean a lot each year playing against Michigan State?
The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to clash at noon Saturday in East Lansing.
Wisconsin, which now sports an 8-2 record heading into Week 12 (ranked #7 in the CFP rankings) is the team that now has the best chance to make the Big Ten championship game at this point.
Ohio State had every reason to want to see MI win.
Michigan State has been mired in an incredibly disappointing season, but the Spartans showed flashes of their old form Saturday when they beat Rutgers 49-0. Wins in those games will punch Wisconsin's ticket to the conference championship game and keep the Playoff hopes alive.
The Buckeyes were ranked No. 5 after having lost one game to Penn State in Week 7. I've got Florida at No. 13, four places ahead of No. 17 LSU, but do I really think the Gators have a shot at winning in Baton Rouge on Saturday.
"There's a little bit of a human factor that comes into the game, especially with them ruining Senior Night for us last year, ruining the season we were supposed to have last year", redshirt junior right guard Billy Price said.
On the other hand, one of Ohio State's annual goals wouldn't be attainable. Defensively, the Buckeyes allowed just 43 yards on 40 rushing attempts and gave up only 4.9 yards per pass attempt as they won by at least 21 points for the seventh time this season. MI has IN this weekend before The Game IN Columbus.