The Rundown: Penn State at No. 4 Ohio State

Remy's picture
October 22, 2013 at 8:45p
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THE RUNNING START

TV: Saturday, 8:00 (ABC)

Ohio State leads the series 15-13-and is 9-7 against Penn State in Columbus.

Since 1993, the first year Penn State played football in the Big Ten, Ohio State has a 13-6 overall and 8-2 at home against the Nittany Lions.

The Buckeyes' longest winning streak against Penn State is three (2002-2004).

The 1968 national championship team and Orlando Pace will be honored during the game.

Saturday will be the first time in Ohio State's history that the Buckeyes have had two night games at home in the same season.


  
Know Thy Opponent:

In the quadruple overtime win against That Team,  Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg threw for 305 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

For the season Hackenberg has thrown for 1,672 yards 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Not bad for a freshman.

Hackenberg throws to junior receiver Allen Robinson frequently.  43 of Hackenberg's 132 completions (.326) have been to Robinson. In six games this season Robinson has gained 705 yards (leads the B1G Ten) and five touchdowns. He is averaging 16.4 yards per reception.

Will Ohio State put Roby in man coverage against Robinson like they did Abbrederis?
Something to watch for.
 

Today's Trivia Questions:

How many rushes for negative yards has Carlos Hyde had in 2013?

What is the significance of 63 minutes and 23 seconds to the 2013 Ohio State football team?

Answers at the bottom of today's article.


                         
(4-2)                                          (7-0)
Syracuse       23-17                   Buffalo   40-20
E. Michigan   45-7                      SDSU    42-7
UCF             31-34                     at Cal     52-34
Kent State   34-0                      FAMU     76-0
Indiana        24-44                     Wisc.      31-24
That Team   43-40                    at NU     40-30
                                                Iowa      34-24

Total           200-142                 Total       315-139
Avg             33-24                     Avg         45-20

The Series:
Ohio State leads 15-13*  
Last Ten: 7-3
Last Ten at Home: 8-2
All-Time at Home: 9-7   
The average score of Big Ten home games against Penn State is 26-10.
*Includes vacated wins for both teams.

2013 Stats Per Game

                                    
33.3 (71st)             Points For               45.0 (7th)
23.7 (48th)            Points Against          19.9 (22nd)

157.2 (79th)          Rushing Offense        279.6 (11th)
283.7 (26th)        Passing Offense        213.6 (81st)
440.8 (49th)         Total Offense            493.1 (20th)

117.7 (21st)          Rushing Defense        92.4 (7th)
218.2 (46th)       Pass Defense             240.7 (78th)
335.8 (17th)         Total Defense            331.1 (15th)

                           Offense Misc.    
.278 (116th)         3rd Down Conv.        .510 (12th)
.957 (4th)           Red Zone                 .914 (16th) 
10.4  (40th)          Punt Return             12.4 (30th)
21.7 (63rd)           Kickoff Return           23.6 (31st)

                           Defense Misc.
.281 (5th)           3rd Down Conv.        .302 (13th)
.833 (60th)           Red Zone                .810 (52nd)
118.6 (36th)       Pass Eff. Def.            130.5 (71st)                 
35.8 (87th)           Net Punting             40.0 (13th)   

Total: 5               THE EDGE                Total: 11

2013 Individual Stats


PASSING

QB Christian Hackenberg (Fr): 132/226 (.584), 1,672 yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs

Last Game: 23/44 (.584), 305 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs

Career: 132/226 (.584), 1,672 yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs

RUSHING

RB Zach Zwinak (Sr): 393 yards, 4.3 ypc,  8 TDs

Last Game: 24 yards, 3.0 ypc, 0 TDs   

Career: 1,400 yards,  4.7 ypc, 14 TDs

RB Bill Belton (Jr): 364 yards, 5.3 ypc, 3 TDs

Last Game: 85 yards, 3.1 ypc, 1 TD

Career: 692 yards, 4.8 ypc, 6 TDs

RECEIVING

WR Allen Robinson (Jr): 705 yards, 16.4 ypr, 5 TDs     

Last Game: 84 yards, 16.8 ypr

Career: 1,752 yards, 14.2 ypr, 16 TDs

DEFENSE

DT DaQuan Jones: 31.5 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery                                

Last Game: 7 tackles and 2 tackles for loss                               

Career: 57 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks

2013 Individual Stats

PASSING

QB Braxton Miller (Jr): 71/102 (.696), 831 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INT

Last Game: 22/27 (..815) 222 yards, 2 TDs

Career: 304/513 (.593), 4,029 yards, 36 TDs, 12 INTs

RUSHING

RB Carlos Hyde (Sr): 443 yards, 6.2 ypc, 5 TDs

Last Game: 149 yards, 6.2 ypc, 2 TDs

Career: 2,120 yards, 5.5ypc, 27 TDs

RECEIVING

WR Devin Smith (Sr): 434 yards, 14.5 ypr, 6 TDs

Last Game: 72 yards, 10.3 ypr, TD

Career: 1,346 yards, 18.2 ypr, 16 TDs

DEFENSE

Ryan Shazier (Sr): 47 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 1 sack  

Last Game: 6.5 tackles                             

Career:  187.5 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 9 sacks and an INT

Gifs came from here and here.

The Runoff

Urban Meyer
19-0 at Ohio State, 123-23 overall

You took Gesicki from me, now I'm coming for you PSU!                         

Bill O'Brien
12-6 at Penn State, 12-6 overall


A preview of BoB watching replays of Ohio State touchdowns?

PSU = Pick Six University
Ohio State's defense has recorded a pick six in six of the past 11 games against the Nittany Lions. Eight interceptions for touchdown total.

The Buckeyes who have returned an interception for a touchdown against Penn State:
2002- Chris Gamble
2004- Tyler Everett
2006- Malcolm Jenkins and Antonio Smith
2007- Malcolm Jenkins
2010- Devon Torrence and Travis Howard
2012- Ryan Shazier

2013 Freshmen Legs:


Dontre Wilson gained a total of 50 yards against Iowa. He had 16 yards on three carries, one catch for 9 yards and returned one kickoff for 25 yards. Perhaps his best play in the game was being the decoy on Philly Brown's 58 yard touchdown catch.

Did You Know...

41 of Ohio State's 81 drives have resulted in a touchdown (.506). *Kneel downs not included.

The Buckeyes' offense has gone three and out on 12 of 82 drives (.146). That is the fourth best percentage in the nation.

Ohio State's defense has not allowed a run of over 20 yards this season.


Today's Trivia Questions:

How many rushes for negative yards has Carlos Hyde had in 2013?

Answer: Zero.

What is the signficance of 63 minutes and 23 seconds to the 2013 Ohio State football team?

Answer: Out of 420 minutes played this season that is the amount of time Ohio State has trailed. The Buckeyes have had leads for 85 percent of the season.

Comments

DaiTheFlu's picture

I don't think Robinson has 84 catches through 7 games, does he? At a 16.5 YPC average, that would be well over 1200 yards...

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

Remy's picture

Daitheflu
I appreciate your help, but I think you misread what was written.
The 84 was for the 84 yards he gained against That Team last week.
Robinson had 5 receptions last week for 84 yards.

WR Allen Robinson (Jr): 705 yards, 16.4 ypr, 5 TDs    
Last Game: 84 yards, 16.8 ypr
Career: 1,752 yards, 14.2 ypr, 16 TDs

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Great run down Remy! You are the man

Remy's picture

OhioWhiteSnake,
Thank you. Now, if i can get my wife to say that...

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

1MechEng's picture

According to ESPiN, Robinson has 43 catches for 705 yds, good for a 16.4 yd/catch avg. His long is 51, and he has 5 TD's on the season.

DaiTheFlu's picture

Remy, here's the quote to which I'm referring:

"Hackenberg throws to junior receiver Allen Robinson frequently. 84 of Hackenberg's 132 completions (.636) have been to Robinson. In six games this season Robinson has gained 705 yards (leads the B1G Ten and five touchdowns. He is averaging 16.4 yards per reception."

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

Remy's picture

Fixed:
43 of Hackenberg's 132 completions (.326) have been to Robinson.
Again, thank you and upvotes for you.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

DaiTheFlu's picture

So yeah, it definitely reads as "84 of 132 completions". No big deal, though.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

Remy's picture

Dautheflu,
You are correct, Robinson only has 43 receptions this season and 123 for his career.
I found that stat on a Penn State site.
Never trust what the Blue and White write.
If I came across as snarky, I didn't mean to.
I really do appreciate you reading the article and your help with the mistake.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

DaiTheFlu's picture

No way man, I was just really concerned about how Roby was going to do against a guy averaging 12 catches a game! :)

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Interesting stuff.  Total defense looks about even.  PSU has a REALLY poor offensive third down conversion rate, hope that trend continues this Saturday.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Hovenaut's picture

Fighting the mid week blues, post Buckeye and (in an absolute anomaly) fantasy football successes.

Nothing like Remy's Rundown to recharge the batteries for the college game ahead.

Looking forward to this one, Saturday night is going to be great.

Another fine job, thanks for kicking things off Remy.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Remy's picture

Hovenaut,
Congrats on your fantasy success...err I mean fantasy football success.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

rkylet83's picture

After watching how their secondary broke down so badly against Michigan I think we will have a ton of opportunities to hit big plays downfield.  We have a running game besides our quarterback and a better line to protect as well, so logically it suggests we should have more success than Michigan did.  

Doc's picture

Remy, thanks for these. It is becoming a weekly ritual for me.  Keep up the good work fine sir. 

"Say my name."

Remy's picture

Thanks, Doc.
"It is becoming a weekly ritual for me." And the weekly recharge for Hovenaut are the best compliments I can receive.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg