Tate Martell’s Baker Mayfield simulation, Ohio State releases hype videos, advanced stats love Buckeyes

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Tate Martell as Baker Mayfield

Tate Martell might not see the field Saturday, but that doesn’t mean the freshman quarterback is not helping Ohio State beat Oklahoma. Martell has been simulating Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield in practice.

“He’s giving us a great look,” safety Damon Webb said. “He’s been doing a great job. That’s kind of his style anyway, so we’ve seen that all fall camp and been working against that all fall camp. So, we’re used to it.”

Mayfield will be a handful, though, and defensive end Nick Bosa put it best: “He’s like Tate Martell on steroids,” Bosa said.

Ohio State unleashes the hype

A top-five matchup comes with automatic hype, but Ohio State is doing its part to ramp it up even more.

The video team released two separate videos Thursday designed to get fans amped for the game. The first relived the Buckeyes’ blowout win in Norman last year. The second one was more focused on the matchup this year and the electric atmosphere it should produce.

S&P+ likes Ohio State

Poll voters seem to like Ohio State, but so do the numbers.

The analytics-based S&P+ rankings have the Buckeyes at No. 2 in the country following the first weekend. That’s one spot up from where they began the season. Alabama, naturally, holds the top spot.

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