Ohio St Buckeyes versus Virginia Tech Hokies College Football Daily League Fantasy Picks 9-7-2015

Ohio St Buckeyes versus Virginia Tech Hokies
College Football Daily League Fantasy Picks 9-7-2015
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The defending national champion Ohio St Buckeyes return to field on Labor Day Monday to face the Virginia Tech Hokies. This college football week one game takes place September 7th from Virginia Tech at 8PM Eastern Time and fantasy draft GMs can tune to ESPN TV to check out the results of their league rosters.

Virginia Tech nailed the Ohio St Buckeyes with their only loss of the year by posting a 35-21 victory on the road. The Hokies defensive front four applied good pressure on Buckeyes starting quarterback J.T. Barrett in the win. They forced three Barrett interceptions. Michael Brewer the starting quarterback for Virginia Tech had two touchdowns and two picks in the game.

Ohio St was an explosive offense in 2014 as they averaged nearly 45 points a game. Defensively opponents could put up only 22 on the Buckeyes. They had impressive victories late in the year. Ohio St crushed Wisconsin 59-0 in the Big Ten championship game. In the playoffs they put up 42 points on both Alabama and Oregon and came away with a national championship. The Buckeyes defense held the Ducks to just 20 points.

Despite the early upset victory against the Buckeyes the Hokies concluded the regular season with a mediocre record of 6-6. They were 5-6 as they entered their final regular season game as they defeated Virginia to move to .500 and get a bowl berth. The offense sputtered by averaging just 24 points a game. The Hokies defense was good last year as opponents could only push across 20 points a game on them.

Ohio St Buckeyes Quarterbacks:

Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett

J.T. Barrett a sophomore in 2015 had an ankle injury late in the season that sidelined him. He completed nearly 65% of his throws last year with 34 touchdowns and ten picks. Barrett ran effectively with 938 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns with 5.5 yards per carry average.

Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes into the Big Ten Championship game along with victories against Alabama and Oregon in the playoffs. Jones completed 61% of his throws for 860 yards with seven touchdowns and two picks. Jones ran for 296 yards with a touchdown with yards per carry average of 4.1.

Ohio St Buckeyes Running Backs:

Ezekiel Elliot

Elliot had a monster 2014 season with 1878 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns that amounted to nearly 7 yards per carry average. In the passing game Elliot caught 28 balls for 220 yards but no receiving touchdowns.

Ohio St Buckeyes Wide Receivers:

Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall

Michael Thomas had the most receptions for the Buckeyes in 2014 with 54 catches for 799 yards with nine touchdowns. He averaged a very respectable 14.8 yards per catch and had a 79 yard touchdown reception.

Jalin Marshall caught 38 balls for the Buckeyes last year for 499 yards with six touchdowns. He had 13.1 yards per reception average with a 57 yard touchdown catch.

Virginia Tech Hokies Quarterback:

Michael Brewer

The Hokies quarterback was very erratic a season ago. He completed 59% of his throws for 2692 yards with 18 touchdowns and a very high 15 interceptions. Brewer is no threat to run the football.

Virginia Tech Hokies Running Backs:

Trey Edmunds, JC Coleman

A junior Edmunds had 21 carries last year for 97 yards for 4.6 yards per carry average.

Coleman was the leading rusher for the Hokies in 2014 with 533 yards rushing on 107 carries and three touchdowns. He finished with an impressive 5.0 yards per carry average.

Virginia Tech Hokies Wide Receivers:

Bucky Hodges

Hodges was second on the club in 2014 with 45 receptions for 526 yards. He caught seven touchdowns and had 11.7 yards per catch average. His longest reception went for 50 yards.

Isaiah Ford

Ford led the Hokies with 56 receptions that went for 709 yards with six touchdowns. His longest reception was only 33 yards and he finished with 12.7 yards per catch average.

Cam Phillips

Phillips had the third leading receiver yards for Virginia Tech last year with 498 yards receiving from his 40 receptions. The wide out had three touchdowns and 12.5 yards per catch average.

Fantasy College Football Real Money League Picks

QB: J.T. Barrett (Ohio St)

RB: Ezekiel Elliot (Ohio St), J.C. Coleman (Virginia Tech)

WR: Michael Thomas (Ohio St), Jalin Marshall (Ohio St)

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