OSU vs. Purdue Next Weekend

Submitted by FauxMo on October 14th, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Maybe not "new post worthy," but what the hell. Anyway, call me crazy, but I have a feeling Purdue upsets OSU next weekend. OSU looked super flat against Minnesota at home this weekend. Their defense is really not very good, and the offense is one-dimensional at the moment. After starting 0-3, Purdue has won the last three, scoring an average of almost 40 points per game in that span. Vegas is also a little queasy on this one, with the line opening at OSU -12. 

Am I crazy, or does anyone else think OSU could actually lose this one? 

Comments

evenyoubrutus

October 14th, 2018 at 6:07 PM ^

OSU fans sure seem to think so.

On that note, Penn State's almost win against OSU is not looking as impressive as we once thought. Minnesota had as much a chance to do it in Columbus as they did. 

goblue16

October 14th, 2018 at 6:08 PM ^

Purdue has the offense that can give OSU a scare but their defense is hot garbage. Blough is playing really well and that stadium will be rocking. The students and the fans believe in this team and they could have easily been 6-0 at this point. I think Purdue loses by 7 points in a high scoring game 

CLion

October 14th, 2018 at 6:09 PM ^

Purdue has the best record against of OSU in the B10 since Y2K devastated the world. So yes, an upset is plausible, especially considering OSU's meh-ish defense, which is now down Bosa.

A Lot of Milk

October 14th, 2018 at 6:10 PM ^

Not for nothing, but OSU has to play at Maryland the week before The Game. Most explosive team in the Big Ten going against the worst team in the country at preventing them....could be fun for a few quarters

ldevon1

October 14th, 2018 at 6:13 PM ^

What the hell, there is nothing else to talk about. I bet the over will 60. I don't gamble, so I don't even know where to look for that stuff, but it will be fun to watch. I don't think OSU will lose until we play them, but I'm starting to think ND and Clemson will lose one. If Tua's knee starts acting up, Alabama could be in trouble also. Missouri didn't just lay down for them.

NittanyFan

October 14th, 2018 at 6:15 PM ^

Purdue is 2-3 against Ohio State in the 2009-2018 era.  That is the best record of any B1G team against OSU (MSU is next at 3-6).

One of OSU's wins was in 2012, where Purdue took them to OT at home.

Take that FWIW.

WolverineHistorian

October 14th, 2018 at 6:30 PM ^

Purdue beating them in 2009 was a shocker.  They had no business even being in that game (they ended the season 5-7) but somehow pulled it out.  

They gave Tressel a couple close games as well but there was about a 3 year period where Tressel's teams had to pull about 6 miracle games out of their ass per season anyway.  

I don't know.  I think this game follows the usual script of being close for about a half and then, before you can blink twice, OSU will score three touchdowns to blow it open.  The usual dumb shit will happen; Purdue will miss chip shot field goals, they'll hand OSU a couple gift touchdowns on a platter by losing fumbles, maybe even muff a punt.  

OSU 41 Purdue 20

DrMantisToboggan

October 14th, 2018 at 6:16 PM ^

This one's going to be a Big 12 game. Like 51-35. Purdue is phenomenal in ypp, Rondale Moore can score on every play - Purdue will definitely score. I just don't think Purdue can stop them enough.

BuckeyeChuck

October 14th, 2018 at 8:39 PM ^

Yea, similar to this. I think it's a scary first half/3 quarters. OSU has a 7-10 point lead in the 3rd quarter, ends up winning by ~20.

But OSU had better come ready to play sharp. They have been sleep walking in practice since the PSU win. They have (temporarily?) lost their edge and need something to regain it. Possible a night road game will get them refocused? Because home games vs. Indiana & Minnesota sure hasn't gotten them focused.

At least this year their post-PSU comeback win sleep walking has not yet resulted in a loss, unlike last year's post-PSU comeback win causing them to sleepwalk their way to Iowa City.

Perkis-Size Me

October 14th, 2018 at 6:48 PM ^

Could they? Sure. Will they? I doubt it.

I do think it’ll be somewhat close for a half or so, as OSU gives up a ton of big plays and Purdue’s offense is predicated on big plays and getting players out in space. But I’m not sure how good Purdue’s defense really is. And if their secondary isn’t up to snuff, Haskins could be carving them up all night.

I’m guessing a final score of something like 41-24. Close at the half but OSU slowly pulls away in the second half. But if Purdue does win, I have to imagine that Auburn will be calling Brohm very soon.

Maize in Cincy

October 14th, 2018 at 6:55 PM ^

I highly doubt Purdue plays well on the big stage.  The place will be 50% Buckeye fans too.  Hope I'm wrong but I bet Urban gets them ready for this one and it's over quick.