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Game Thread Ohio State @ Purdue - 10/20/18, 7:30PM (ABC)

Discussion in '2018 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Game thread.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Potential trap games for Ohio State


    Historically, Ohio State has never had any issues with Purdue.

    The Buckeyes have won 39 of 55 matchups against the Boilermakers, winning both games against the team in head coach Urban Meyer’s tenure — a 29-22 win in Columbus in 2012 and a 56-0 beatdown in Indiana in 2013.

    Based on Purdue’s record through the first four games of the season, Ohio State seems to be on a similar path when it faces the Boilermakers on Oct. 20.


    Purdue has lost three of its first four games of the season, including an opening conference-game loss to Northwestern on Aug. 30.

    However, a trend seems to be continuing that the Boilermakers began last season.

    After finishing the 2017 season with a 7-6 record, with one-score losses to No. 16 Louisville and No. 7 Wisconsin, Purdue’s three losses in four games to start the 2018 season have each been by one score and are carrying a plus-9 score differential heading into the fifth game of the season despite posting a record of 1-3.

    The Boilermakers entered the win column on Saturday, defeating No. 23 Boston College for the team’s first ranked win since beating No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Oct. 22, 2011.

    With redshirt senior quarterback David Blough, the Boilermakers have been doing the same thing all season. Blough completed 21-of-28 pass attempts for 296 yards and three touchdowns, extending his completion percentage to 71.6 percent with six touchdowns to one interception.

    For Blough, it helps to have a receiver like freshman Rondale Moore in the passing game. He led the team in the win over Boston College with eight receptions for 110 yards, bringing in his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the season.

    Like many teams before it, Boston College could not get its running game going against the Purdue defense. Despite allowing 138.3 yards per game, the Boilermaker defense grants opposing backs an average of 3.6 yards per carry, with the Eagles averaging 3.4 yards per carry on Saturday.

    Linebacker Cornel Jones has made a major impact in the middle, leading the team with eight tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks through the first four games.

    Ever since Jeff Brohm became the head coach at Purdue prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Boilermakers have gone 1-3 against ranked opponents, never losing by more than 18 points to an opponent. After recording a 4-2 record at Ross-Ade Stadium, the Boilermakers are still looking for that signature win for Brohm’s tenure.

    After facing No. 9 Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State will not have another chance at a ranked opponent until Nov. 10 against Michigan State. If the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions on Saturday, Ohio State could have a period of time, with games against Indiana and Minnesota, during which it wins even if mistakes are made.

    With Purdue’s track record against ranked opponents and its ability to win at home under Brohm, Ohio State must have Oct. 20 circled on its calendar as a trap game.

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  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    This game scares me a bit
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Their offense can absolutely hurt OSU's defense, it's at home for them at night in an historically hard place to play and their team is 8 points away from being undefeated.

    Yeah, it should probably concern folks.

    On the plus side, Purdue does not have a great defense, particularly a pass defense. They are 88th in the country in yards per pass attempt allowed (7.7 ypa)

    Looking at all the stats (offense and defense) they might be best classified as Indiana-lite?
  6. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Yeah. Gross that it's a night game, and definitely can't overlook. Still, their defense ranks worse than Tulane's, although they've probably faced better competition overall. Still, OSU just needs to take it seriously and especially not turn it over in this game. If they can do that, I think they'll be able to build up a decent lead.
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  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I've watched them and I am not particularly concerned. The defense is a concern for them against the Buckeye offense too.
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  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yea i wont lie this will be a "hide the remote" kind of game... The fact that it's at night is a freaking joke. I'm so tired of every time we play away it has to be a night game. Just bull shit.

    This Purdue offense is tailor made to hurt this defense... I honestly think we may need 50 to win and luckily as you pointed out Purdue just may have the defense to do it.

    Man oh man this is just not a good matchup for our defense.
  9. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Ohio State is, by leaps and bounds, the class of the B1G. Hence we get the night games. I’m good with that. Keep ‘em coming. If this team ultimately wants to improve enough to play for a National Championship, they need to meet and beat such challenges.
  10. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Anybody going to this one? The kid has a tourney in Indy so I’ll be down there for that. First club lax tourney that hasn’t involved a flight in three years, so I’m kinda excited about that.

    Anyhow, thinking of driving up for the game and getting tickets there.
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  11. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Yep. Doesn't appear to be a bar district on campus. No idea yet where to drink before the game. Anyone been to a game at Purdont in the past that has some tips?
  12. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    My wife and I are driving up from Nashville. Second time we've been to Ross Ade to see the Bucks.
  13. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    The only thing scary about Purdue is their mascot. They’re going to get roasted. Defense will play their best game of the year and the running game is back in business for this one.

    Mark it down.
  14. Frohlich

    Frohlich Junior

    I usually don't pay attention to posts but when I see "Mark it down", then I know the poster means business and is for realz. I have gone to my "mark it down" poster board in my basement and done just that.
  15. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Well...only good thing about this matchup is that Purdue is 116th in passing defense (~285 ypg). That will probably come down a bit since they held a bad Illinois attack to 181 yards, but the offense is going to have to come to play. Best case scenario is that the defense returns Harrison and Cooper and show a bit of improve in shortening drives.

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