By: Teddy Ellison
Coming off a scare in Indiana, The Ohio State University looks to regroup against the Purdue Boilermakers (3-3).
Heading back to The Horseshoe could be just what Ohio State needs. Currently unbeaten, the Buckeyes have proven to be one of the strongest offensive teams in the nation, with a Heisman-worthy quarterback. Braxton Miller and the Ohio State rushing attack are currently 8th in the nation, averaging 40.4 points per game.
Purdue, on the other hand, is looking to find their identity, having yet to win a game in Big Ten play. After getting blown out in back-to-back weeks by Michigan and Wisconsin, their road doesn’t seem to ease as they head to Columbus. They will need to play much better football if they want to compete.
Urban Meyer called a meeting with his struggling defensive unit earlier in the week. After giving up 49 points to Indiana, the Buckeyes are looking to reaffirm their hard-nose defensive mentality. This week, however, should not be much of a test for Ohio State as Purdue has struggled on offense the past two weeks.
I anticipate Purdue will have a little more success offensively, but will not be able to slow down the Ohio State rushing attack. Purdue will put up 24 points, but the Ohio State offense will have a field day, controlling the time of possession while hanging 45 points on their opponents. Ohio State continues to cruise through the season, wondering what could have been if it weren’t for the sanctions.