Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/2/13
Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-6)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers 31 See the Latest Odds
TV: BTN HD
The Purdue Boilermakers will have their hands full on Saturday when Purdue plays host to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Purdue Boilermakers are sitting at 1-6 on the season, and are the bottom dwellers of not only the Big Ten, but right there with the worst in all of college football. Purdue hasn’t had the easiest of roads to their current record, but to be fair not really anyone in the Big Ten has at this point. Purdue is ranked 122nd in the nation in scoring offense, averaging just 13.1 points per game, while allowing 34.4 points per outing, ranking the Boilermakers 106th in the nation. Purdue has gone back and forth with quarterbacks this season, and last weekend the Boilermakers sent Etling under center against the Spartans, and the freshman got beat up against MSU, completing just 14/25 for 160 yards and a pick. The ground game for the Boilermakers didn’t help matters as Purdue managed just 66 total yards on the ground, averaging just 1.9 yards per carry.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are on a complete tear under Urban Meyer, as the Buckeyes have still yet to lose under his tenure. The Buckeyes have been hearing some criticism about their play this past week, and even though OSU keeps winning, they keep getting passed in the polls and the discussions as a serious National Title contender. The Buckeyes got some attention on Saturday as OSU ripped apart the Nittany Lions 63-14. This thing was over by early on in the second quarter, and at the break, the Buckeyes were cruising with a 42-7 lead. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller had an outstanding day, completing 18/24 for 252 yards and three scores, while also adding 68 yards and two scores on the ground. Everyone knows how good this offense is, but the question all season long has been this OSU defense, and if they could run with the big boys of college football. There are still some question marks, but if OSU keeps shutting down teams and putting up style points like this, OSU has to be in the conversation at the end of the season. They just need to keep winning, and winning convincingly. Did I mention they play Purdue on Saturday?
The Buckeyes are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against Purdue, and the Buckeyes are just 2-4 overall in their last six games at Purdue. The Boilermakers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games.
This is an absolute no play for me, but for my free pick I’ll take the Boilermakers here. The Buckeyes could name their own score if they really wanted to, but this looks like a perfect spot for a letdown for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is coming off a huge win against the Nittany Lions last weekend, and now pack up taking on a one win Boilermaker team. Buckeyes cruise, but I’ll take Purdue and the points here at home on Saturday.