No. 3 Ohio State, Haskins heavy favorite over Minnesota

Minnesota limited Iowa to 106 rushing yards but paid the price in a 48-31 loss to the Hawkeyes last week when Nate Stanley passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns.The Golden Gophers (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) will have to pick their poison when they play at No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday.If they try to contain the Buckeyes’ backfield tandem of J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber, who have a combined 882 yards and seven touchdowns this season, then they run the risk of being the latest victim of quarterback Dwayne Haskins.Haskins came within three yards of the Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) record when he passed for 455 yards in a 49-26 win against Indiana on Oct. 6. Also, his 33 completions (in 44 attempts) and six touchdown passes tied the school single-game records.For the season he has thrown for 1,1919 yards with 25 TDs against four interceptions while completing 71.7 percent of his passes.”The kid is just blessed by the hands of God, quite honestly,” OSU receiver Johnnie Dixon said.It’s a dilemma for Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck.”I think both their run game and pass game is incredibly balanced,” he said. “They can do both, whatever it takes to win a football game. That quarterback is really, really talented.