Cincinnati at Ohio State
This is the sort of nonconference game that nothing good comes from. It’s not a guaranteed win by any means for the Buckeyes. The Bearcats haven’t fallen off a bit from the Brian Kelly/Butch Jones days, and you can hardly call Tommy Tuberville a coaching downgrade. But the Buckeyes have had an extra week to prepare, which absolutely makes a difference. The margin of victory won’t dazzle anyone but the Buckeyes get the job done.
Pick: Ohio State 33, Cincinnati 21