Prognosticating: Purdue

By 11W Staff on October 17, 2012 at 11:45a
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Ohio State welcomes Purdue Saturday for the third entry on their revenge checklist. The Buckeyes have already defeated Michigan State and Nebraska and will look to go three-for-three in the payback category with a win against the Boilermakers.

If this Buckeye defense has taught us anything this season, it's to count on the opponent to score some points, so predict accordingly.

To enter this contest, leave a comment with your prediction of the final score for Saturday's game against the Boilermakers. If you nail the score—or come closest—you'll get to name your shirt from the impressive collection at Eleven Warriors Dry Goods. It will make you feel good.

User craigfling took home the prize last week with his forecast of 52-34 for the Indiana game. He now has groupies. You, too, can be like craigfling.

The fine print:

  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible — first come, first serve.
  • If Ohio State loses this game, there will be no contest winner. You're still free to enter a score, but there will be no shirt in sadness.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.

Good luck!


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NW Buckeye's picture

52 - 17 Buckeyes

Matt's picture

59 - 38, OSU wins

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

45-13 the good guys

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Triv's picture

45-17 OSU

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

45OH4IO's picture

63-24 OSU. Let slip the dogs of war.

hodge's picture

General Chang approved.

"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war."

gwalther's picture

F*CKING UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY? PURE EXCELLENCE. You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read it in the original Klingon.
still #TeamPicard though 

Class of 2008

hodge's picture

I cannot upvote this enough.  One of my favorite Trek movies, equal to First Contact.  
And amen, Team Picard until the day I die!

gwalther's picture

AGREED man. Insurrection, by the way, is also sneaky good.

Class of 2008

baddogmaine's picture

I have HAMLET in Klingon. Is CAESAR available in Klingon too?

GABuckeye's picture

52 - 27 good guys

LouGroza's picture

56 - 24  Buckeyes

Earle's picture

60-17 Buckeyes

Snarkies gonna snark. 

cplunk's picture

62-17 Buckeyes

Doc's picture

56-21 Bucks

CJDPHoS Member

The Official DDS of 11W

BuckeyeSki's picture

49-23 OSU

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

Posterchild's picture

45 - 24 Ohio State (of course)...
Btw, didn't realize we played the HOOSIERS twice this year. Kind of scary given the outcome of the first game ;)

BED's picture


The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

buckeyeEddie27's picture

56-38   Bucks.   dinked and dunked for 38 with no blocked punt and no horesh!it onside kick recovery to make it close.  defense won't be fixed in one practice week.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

hodge's picture

52-20, Ohio State.

bergy22's picture

45-30 sorry last score was taken

Buckeyejason's picture

38-24 OSU


Colby3333's picture

48 - 16 Buckeyes!

buckeyeEddie27's picture

btw please keep up the photoshop.  covering up the smug mug of that hipster model is appreciated.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

thePhilipJFry's picture

Ohio State 49
PU 35

sharkvsghost's picture

this is the week the boys break 70: Ohio State 73 - Purdue 24

swing hard in case you hit it.

Nappy's picture

55-28 OSU

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

d5k's picture

49 - 31 Buckeyes

shortbus20's picture

OSU   51     PeeU   9

  • shortbus20
Baroclinicity's picture

42-13 Buckeyes

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

toad1204's picture

52-24  D-Line gets it done.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

BuddhaBuck's picture

70-30 Buckeyes. 

Don't text while driving.

dmurder's picture

48 - 20

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

AC1972's picture

63-13 Buckeyes

TMargo's picture

Bucks 65
Boilers 23

cjkanski's picture

55-27 Buckeyes

"I could *BLEEP* forever. *BLEEP until I drop" - The Count


QBYBuckeye's picture

59-27 Buckeyes

New York Buckeye

CLEBuck's picture

38-27 Buckeyes

C.L.E Man I rep my town, everyday bleed that orange and brown.

AltaBuck's picture

48-27 Bucks

I am Groot - Groot

Tim's picture

OSU 59
Purdue 23

2002osubuck's picture

58-21 osu sores early and alot..purdue scores some cheap ones on the backups in the 4th
had to edit had to change saw several same or  very similar scores

Toasty McBuns's picture

Brutusmus Maximus - 43
Thomas the Train - 24

Bucks43201's picture

Ohio State: 59
Purdue: 14

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

rampageripster's picture

47-29 OSU... lots o' points

Cause I couldn't go for three

IBleedSandG's picture

49-24 tOSU.


ATXbucknut's picture

Good guys eke out a 27-20 win.

PlanningBuck12's picture

Urban 3:16 and Co. - 55
PurDONT- 30


"Anything easy ain't worth a damn" - Woody Hayes

Jangs78's picture

OSU - 55
PURDON'T -  23

BuckeyeTennis91's picture

48-13 Ohio State


jfrank373's picture

OSU - 56
Purdue - 20

Jeremy91's picture

63 - 31 tOSU

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

madstork34's picture

OSU 49-17

If it's too loud, then you're too old!!

shatricktones's picture

OSU 34 - 24 Purdue

jthiel09's picture

59 - 17 OSU
Braxton gets close to having a 200 yds passing / 200 yds rushing game in the Shoe ... Heisman-esque performance.


JBuckeye's picture

The offense finally struggles, but the defense learns to tackle.  So that's a good win right?
24-21 Bucks

Earle's picture

At least it'd give us something different to talk about.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Kennywayne34's picture

THE Osu 54
The fighting breeses 34

cinserious's picture

45-24 Buckeyes.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Urban316's picture

41-20 Ohio State

PierogyJim's picture

After last week's performance...
52-42 OSU

OHBuckInCA's picture

59-20 OSU

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

headina's picture

44-27 bucks


Enzo's picture

Noon game. Bucks always start slow at noon.
45 - 20 Bucks.

andydc's picture

34-20 Ohio State

Jugdish's picture

46 - 24 Bucks

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

fansince1968's picture

35 - 14 Ohio State

gwalther's picture

48 - 10 Purdue....LOL JK
48 - 10 Buckeyes

Class of 2008

Seabass1974's picture

13 - 10 Ohio State
I'm only putting this score here because the last time I wrote this score we destroyed Nebraska. So out of our insane love of being superstitious that's my prediction. It is what it is. Go Bucks!

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

63 24. Bucks

I like cookies.

ArTbkward's picture

I wish there was an interactive spreadsheet for these guesses.  I hate scrolling through 111 comments to see if the score I want has been picked.  Of course then I see that is has, after I've scrolled through 104 comments and then I have to start over.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

Dougger's picture

36-17 good guys

I like football

chitown buckeye's picture

61-24 Bucks
I love seeing how many points people believe we may score! Very Very refreshing!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Go Bucks's picture

24-10 good guys

TheBadOwl's picture

63-17 OSU

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

builderofcoalitions's picture

80-17 Buckeyes

Because we couldn't go for three.

Jeremy91's picture

This times a million haha

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

Jimmy's picture

63-28 Ohio State.

thorvath22's picture

Ohio State triumphs over Purdon't 34-17

Poison nuts's picture

42-27 Buckeyes.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

grivo242's picture

42-0 OSU.

Yes, I am hoping Urban's meeting with the defense was extremely productive.

mogu777's picture

7 safeties and 4 tds?

old_rasputin's picture

62-27 Bucks

"We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we'll be back, and someone will pay the price." Coach Hayes

RBuck's picture

49-16 Buckeyes

Long live the southend.

BUCKfutter's picture

59-21 S&G

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

slam99's picture

52-10  OSU  Defense will show up and shut down Purdue

bcarp87's picture

49-14 Buckeyes. Defense is motivated

Mix's picture

55-24 Buckeyes


Buckeye_Mafia's picture

45-32 tOSU

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

kevinfrenchfry's picture

45-24 purdue will score a late rediculous td that wont matter but will still make us all throw up in our mouths a bit

pierceaj's picture

49 - 21 o state

Orlando Pancakes's picture

61-13 Braxton and co.

baddogmaine's picture

I was ready to describe PUR as the Hoosiers without a passing game, but in fact the Boilermakers score only three points/ game less than IN, meaning that they can put points on the board. They have struggled against the good defenses they have faced, but alas good defense is not the way to describe this year's Buckeye's team. Still, for no reason based in logic I think we will do to PUR what we did to MSU defensively, though were I sane I would see Danny Hope screening and crossing-pattern-ing us to death. And since PUR is not much better than IN defensively and Devin should not drop sure TDs this week I'll say we will score as we did against IN.
not because I'm trying to shave a point off of NW Buckeye (good call, NW) but because the Spartans scored 16.
The flip side of this optimism is that if our defense does not stop PUR we might have only one game left (IL) that we can win with a defense so weak.

MediBuck's picture

55-33, The Best Damn Team In the Land

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Idaho Helga's picture

After reading the Purdue blog, I say 45-6 Bucks.    These people sound only slightly less despondent than PSU fans were last summer.  Liquor and antidepressants will be in many a shopping basket this week in West Lafayette.
Not sayin' our "D" is going to be great, but I just have a feeling we get some turnovers and this one is over early. 

DefendOhio's picture

Ohio State 51
Purdue 35

SEC BUCKEYE's picture

42-3 good guys

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

ccollins0325's picture

OSU 42 - Purdue 24

jestertcf's picture

42-13 Buckeyes.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

BoFuquel's picture

Buckeyes = 49  Whiskeys' Wild Big Brother = 46 GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

geoffrsc's picture

Bucks by a TD, 77-70. :-))

Goldenbuck's picture

Go bucks

unknownmusketeer's picture

77-10 in favor of the Buckeyes

d.bradfordii's picture

49 -27 - OSU goes 8-0!


Melissa's picture

42-28 Ohio State!

ryanosu03's picture

47 to 17  OSU
Go Bucks

Menexenus's picture

OSU 60, Purdue 45

Real fans stay for Carmen.

BROSEPH's picture

52- 31 buckeyess

Illibuck11's picture

55 - 38 Buckeyes

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

63-23, Bucks win.

"The revolution will be televised."

VBBuckeye's picture

62 - 34 Buckeyes!

UncleBuck's picture

27-16 OSU... I don't feel like looking through all the guesses and there is no way anyone thinks Purdue only gets 16 pts.

ccollins0325's picture

You're the only one with that score, though there is a 27-19, and a 27-20.
I'm not surprised at the low Purdue score, but am surprised at the low OSU score.
A lot of people have Purdue at "27" and the Bucks at 40+

buckeyefanatic's picture


How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

51-34 home team.  I'd love to see an old fashioned 38-0 but I'm sad to admit I believe 51-34 sounds more likely.

mogu777's picture

49 - 13 Buckeyes

Buckforlife's picture

Buckeyes - 77
purdue - 7

No relation to OSUFORLIFE...

celtic020's picture

58 - 23 Buckeyes

tommrkr's picture

56-10 OSU  Defense comes out with a chip on their shoulder and runs someone thru that goddamned giant drum.

CALPOPPY's picture

Ohio State 55
Susan Boyle-rmakers 13

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Kurt's picture

Ohio State 70
Purdue 31

buckeyestu's picture

good guys 59
purdue 41
defense still atrocious

Alhan's picture

53-35 Bucks

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

ziplock007's picture

OSU 28 - Purdue 24
Another shaky performance against Purdue, but a win nonetheless.  The Ghost of Bollman oozes through the pores of all the Boilermakers and the offense slumps due to intoxication.  Oh well, the great part about being 8 and 0 is you have a chance of going 9 and 0.

gwalther's picture

Legit prognostication here.

Class of 2008

pepperpikebuckeye's picture

63-42 Buckeyes win, but silver bullets fail. 

M tots's picture

Way too many predictions to go through and read them all, so hopefully this one hasn't been taken yet.
52-23 tOSU

Ohio1St81's picture

41-31 OSU?

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