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Ohio State vs Virginia Tech: 4 Reasons OSU Will Lose, 4 Reasons They Will Win

By Jeff Seemann

COLUMBUS – Ohio State fans have become confident heading into the 2015 season, and with good reason. 13 consecutive wins and a National Championship will do that to a fanbase.

Factor in a starting lineup with ridiculous amounts of experience, and things start to get a little crazy. Top it off with a bevy of experts who state that the Buckeyes will be double-digit favorites in every game this year, and an aura of invincibility surrounds the entire state of Ohio.

Opening night is on Monday against the only team to beat Ohio State last year, Virginia Tech. Revenge is on the menu, right?

Let’s pump the brakes for a moment. Here’s four reasons why the Buckeyes might lose their season opener.

1. The Hokies secondary

Virginia Tech’s strength is on defense, and they have one of the NCAA’s best secondary squads. Kendall Fuller has been named to the 2015 ESPN college football preseason All-American team. Athlon Sports and Phil Steele gave him the same honor, and with good reason.

Fuller will be called upon to lock down Ohio State’s top wideout, Michael Thomas. Fuller will revel at the chance to play the role of shutdown corner vs Thomas.

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Born and raised a Buckeye fan, Jeff Seemann has been covering sports in Ohio for 25 years. He attended The Ohio State University in 1987, where he went to more football games than classes. As a result, he is now (finally) finishing his degree at the University of Cincinnati. He claims to have been in attendance at Earle Bruce's final game (a win over That Team Up North), the Browns' double-OT win over the NY Jets, and the game known as "The Shot". He is only fond of recalling the memories of two of those games. Feel free to annoy him on Twitter at @JeffFromOhio

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  1. Mark Grabowsky

    September 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    You are so right on everything you said.. great article

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