Buckeyes 41, Purdue 24
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
49-31 good guys.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Buckeye defense comes ready to roll... and the Dwayne Train owns the tracks in West Lafayette.
Good guys win convincingly: 45 - 13
Media, TTUN, and SEC fans proclaim: "It's only Purdue!"
It's only Rutgers, it's only Ole Miss. Road conference games are tough.
Oh man...I like this prediction...especially for the last part...its so true. But let's not forget that Wisconsin was over rated.
Good guys in a high scoring game
Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.
I want to say close game because we are just dogshit at the LB and secondary spots, but fuck it. I'm calling big blowout. 56-12
I knew you would come around ;)
Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!
Blah, Blah, Purdue is playing well and we're not. Blah, Blah, W. Lafayette has given us nightmares. Blah, Blah, they'll throw for 500 yards.
It's still Purdue. They lost to the worst team in the SEC and Eastern Michigan.
Buckeyes 48, Boilermakers 21
Proud Graduate of The Ohio State University-2014
The sky is heavy and starting to fall. I can't hold it up any more!
The weather sounds awful, 2015 Sparty awful, so I would not bet the over if it doesn't clear.
Good guys: 30
I've read this book before....don't like how it ends. Hope I am dead ass wrong and you guys enjoy trolling the sh*t out of me on Sunday!
OTOH: Maybe the skies will clear and so will my mood:
Good Guys: 45
Yep, I'm with ya (see right below).
Looks like it will be cold, there is a chance of a shower but it does not seem too bad
Wow. I'm clearly in the minority here and I hope I'm wrong. But I'm going:
OSU 34, Purdue 28
Purdue 38, Ohio State 28
Bucks aren't playing this week. Get the loss out of the way then we'll see what they're really made of.
I can’t imagine us giving up 38 to Purdue.
Didn't see us giving up 55 to Iowa last year either. That said, I disagree. 42-17 Buckeyes
The biggest thing is we only score 28 on purdue’s defense? Doubtful.
That Iowa game resembled the game the boys in Varsity Blues played after going out clubbin'
I hate to bring the up but 31 to Oregon St. And that was with all the starters on D.
I'm going the other way, I will be surprised if Purdue doesn't score in the 30's.
Oregon State was first game jitters and the defense gave up big plays, which has been our kryptonite this season. Jeff Brohm loves trick plays. Linebackers and safeties have got to play their best game of the year.
He is def gonna throw the entire play book at us.
I just don’t think they get to 30 points.
45-20 good guys.
I am here for the same reason you are.
I'll go with 38 - 20 Buckeyes.
Born, raised, educated, and will die a Buckeye ~ BuckeyeNation
OSU 55-23. Purdue makes a few plays early, then it all comes together and the young bucks put it together and pull far away.
49 - 28 Bucks.
Fields of Dreams
45 - 24
45-42 Ohio State. We're down by 14+ at halftime. Haskins engineers a drive in the 4th quarter to take the game late.
Looking for our bucks to put together a solid 4 quarters Saturday night! We've seen some promising stretches and improvements at key positions over the past few weeks while still dealing with bouts of inconsistency.
I like our offense to roll and believe we'll feel better about our run game coming outta West Lafayette. Simba just barely misses his 3rd straight game with 400 yards passing, and this week it's Johnny Dixon's turn to go off to the tune of ~85 yards with 2 long scores!
On defense, we don't let up any of those 50+ yards big plays, and Pryor starts to really his his stride! Hold a pretty potent offense to ~300 yards. And put me down for sacks from predator, dre, and tyreke!
THE Ohio State 59
That's good stuff.
I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.
49-14 OSU. Plus a couple pick sixes to boot (one apiece from Fuller and Sheffield). There's my wild prediction lol.
Final score 38-24 Buckeyes. Halftime score 21-17 Purdue.
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
I've been through Ann arbor one time. I pulled over at a gas station and forced a poop.
35-31 Bucks will come back late to win.
Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.
51-33 good guys. Blake misses a PAT in the rain.
valiant effort by Purdue.
28-24 Buckeyes in the rain. KJ will share his supply of Stickum with the other WRs. Either Weber or Dobbins goes over 100 yds and gets most of the carries in the 4th. OSU will succeed on one 4th and short. Haubeil misses from 45+ early on. Prince looks better.
I hate the offseason.
Ditka must be coaching...;)
Their quarterback averages 380, I think. This week will be no different. Haskins will go 450. Buckeyrs win 51-35
Somewhat of a shootout.
Bucks 31 Purdue 27
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
51 50 Bucks
49-28 good guys.
"Khajiit has wares if you have the coin."
35-27 good guys
38-34, Bucks down 31-34 with 5 minutes left.
26 - 13 good guys
If you’re lucky enough to be a Buckeye you’re lucky enough.
45-31 Good guys!
27 - 13 Bucks
"Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. THATS HOW WINNING IS DONE!!" - Rocky Ballboa
bucks 45 boilers 38
Pigskins & Porkrinds
I'm sorry - 31-35.
This game is the tipping point for the last third of the 2018 campaign. We ll learn if the Bucks are their mentally to beat MSU & scUM. Not sure what to expect Saturday night honestly.
Rondale Moore is scary good. Legit threat to go for 250 all purpose yards and 3 TDs. We will need the Defense to step it up a couple notches to somewhat contain him. I think the Boilers can get 24 to 31 points. I hope the weather doesn't affect our passing game or we could struggle to match that.
I'll say 38-27 Bucks.
"Everyone has a plan, 'til they get punched in the mouth."
I have a feeling the Buckeyes are gonna come out trying to establish the run, and I don’t think we’ll be able to. We don’t have anybody to cover Rondale Moore, and he will burn us early. The whole game could hinge on turnovers. Buckeyes were +3 in turnovers v Minnesota and still only won by 16. If we lose some early turnovers to Purdue in bad weather, it could suck the life out of the team. Hope I’m wrong, but I think it’s gonna be hard to watch: 24-38.
Holy Buckeye not needed this week, the Bucks finally get off the early season big game layoff and finally get the lead foot, 63-7. Ground game opens up Saturday night
Football > Soap Operas
Some interesting predictions. Some believe that the Buckeyes will hold them to under 14...I would love to see that
The Buck's have made very average QB's look awesome this guy's pretty good. Surprise me if he doesn't have a big day. I'll take the Bucks in a not comfortable at all game.
Unfortunately the Bucks are ripe. Purdue 46-35
Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72
This game will be similar to last week as the D continues to struggle. Close at half, Bucks pull away in the 4th.
Purdue leads the B10 in Bug Plays....we are like bleepin Santa Claus at giving gift 30 yard plays.
That said, 48-30 Bucks
Those who stir the shit pot should have to lick the spoon.
38-35 Bad guys. I hate it, I hope I am wrong, I hope we go undefeated to the tune of 15-0. I think we go down this weekend. Blough is a decent QB, Rondale Moore is something special, Brohm is a good coach, weird crap happens when we go there, it'll be the 3rd night road game of the year, the defense is reeling after 3 tough ones of their last 4, and they just found out the best player in college football won't be kicking down the door to rescue them in November. I think it's the perfectly ugly storm.
If I am to eat my words it'll be because of number 7. I hope I eat crow on the dining car of the Dwayne Train on Saturday.
"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War
Hope you are wrong, too. But the tea leaves say your are right and many of us, myself included, don't want to face the music.
Better now than later. A loss now and we still control our own destiny. Lose to anyone else on the schedule and we need help.
Buckeyes 49 - 27
It makes little sense to predict an outright Purdue win. Could it happen? Sure, they have a good offense and Ohio State’s defense is a work in progress. Weird things sometimes happen in West Lafayette.
But Ohio State’s offensive advantage over Purdue’s defense is much bigger! As long as Ohio State’s offense plays reasonably well, Purdue will have no answer.
Purdue’s chance of winning this game is about 20 percent. If Oklahoma (great offense, porous defense) were playing this weekend at Purdue, none of our negative nellie fans would pick Purdue. But they’re picking Purdue to beat Ohio State.
Ohio State 48, Purdue 28.
Maybe so, Fido. But I've been a fan since 1968, and trust me, I've seen a lot shit happen over the years with Ohio State that "made little sense" . And to finish my point, if OK were playing at night, in the rain at W Lafayette, I would not bet my next paycheck on them either.
24-21 Ohio state at half.
28-7 Ohio state in the second half.
I’m all sunshine pumped out.
Running game in the crapper. Defense getting gashed over and over again. Offensive line can't block anyone. Linebackers still MIA. Injuries mounting up. Still trying to fix those same things in week 8 that should've been fixed by week 4.
Another ugly nail biter Buckeyes win 21-17.
48 - 31 Buckeyes
Wow. A lot of people picking Purdue to take this one?
Man, I get that the Buckeyes have underperformed a lot of the time this year... But, really?
I do think Purdue is a fairly dangerous team. They're going to do what every other team has done this year and take all the stuff they've put on film and throw it in the trash and do a bunch of stuff the coaching staff hasn't seen and it's going to take the coaching staff 2 quarters to adjust.
Moore is going to have a good game against our defense, he is a big play, the defense gives up big plays, it's going to happen, but adjustments in the second half will make the difference.
At the half: 24-21 Buckeyes
Final: 34-24 Buckeyes
Ohio State does it's usual MO, gives up points early, buckles down late and only allows Purdue on the scoring side of the field once to the tune of a field goal.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
It's baffling- I doubt if people were forced to lay down money on the game heads up that we'd have this many naysayers.
I agree, I mean their performance, especially on defense, this season has left a lot to be desired... But, c'mon, there are the haves (Buckeyes) and the have-nots (Purdue and the like). They've got one very valuable asset on offense that can hurt our defense, but their defense hardly ever shows up week to week.
I'm a blind homer. For years, I have peddled a theory at 11W that the negative nellies are just as irrational as us blind homers, only in reverse.
Well, picking Purdue to win this game outright without getting favorable odds on Purdue is simply not rational. Currently, the money line on Purdue in Vegas is +400/+425. Serious gamblers who bet Purdue at +425 won't actually expect Purdue to win the game. Rather, they will think that Purdue has, say, a 35 or 40% chance of winning, whereas +425 implies that Purdue has about a 20% chance of winning. So, the money line gives them an opportunity for an overlay in the event that Purdue wins. If they make enough "smart" bets this way, they will make a profit even if they cash less than half of their tickets.
Further up this thread, I wondered . . . if Oklahoma were at Purdue this weekend, how many of our negative nellies would pick Purdue? Although Ohio State's defense is a work in progress, it's better than Oklahoma's.
24-17 good guys. I think the weather will keep the scoring down and our defense finally plays well. I can dream right?
Ill say this, and I know it won't be liked, and I hope Im wrong. Im a seasoned sports psychologist and have been working in the field clinically for 20 years. My observation is that UM's most significant psychological vulnerability is loyalty. It's a major blindspot in his psychological constitution, and it's cost him in many ways, most costly of course was his loyalty to a the WR coach that resulted in a major s-show for the institution. As far as coaching, U was far to loyal to Barrett, and had he used Haskins the last two years, as a changeup, who knows where those teams would have landed. Presently, his loyalty to Haskins results in Martell sitting on the bench, and of course they are as one dimensional as a team can be. If U would put Martel in, at the min, as a changeup, it would help the running game significantly. If he were to get Haskins and Martell on the field at the same time, which seems like a no brainer, they would be even more lethal and explosive. However, I predict that U will not play Martell and this will result in the team remaining one dimensional offensively. With a vulnerable O-line there may be shoot-outs, but its more likely they will get beat badly by someone, most likely MSU and/or UM, who will simply put 9 players in the box and blitz 90% of the time. The D is what they are, that's a line from U himself through the years. In week 7 you are who you are. Getting healthy may help a little, but this is who they are. They give up a lot of yards between the 20s and have prevented scores. They make nice half time adjustments. The D is enough to make it to at Big Championship if the O was more balanced. The lack of a run game will prove to be the shortcoming of this team, that never gets corrected because of U's own blindspot. Prediction: Purdue 38 OSU 28.
You'll probably psychoanalyze me for asking such a d-bag question, but I can't help myself . . . Since written communication is important to the field of sports psychology, have you considered the possibility that using paragraphs might help you more clearly communicate your theories and diagnoses?
more reasonable than anyone picking the upset
2-0 counts as much as 71-10
Actually, that's more reasonable than predicting the Buckeyes curb-stomp Purdue.
I respectfully disagree, citing past games has nothing to do with any future events and this is not a typical Ohio State team. A 3-3 Purdue team needs to be respected, but people making these picks like we are going to lose is over the top. Reading predictions on here you'd think we are playing the 1972 Dolphins.
Understood. We'll shake hands and disagree. I remember the predictions last November that we would blow out Iowa, get on the bus and head to the airport. I've seen too many unexpected losses in my life -- and in this case, our opponent is trending up and we are going in the other direction. You can't see or understand the worry. I can't see the bravado or smugness. Let's hope, for the record, you are right.
Even though the Buckeyes haven't played up to their potential, I think this game will be close at the half but the Bucks pull it out in the second half. 48 -17 OSU.
"In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem." George Carlin
45-14 Ohio State
Weather forecast is looking like pretty strong winds and possible cold rain, so I think it'll be lower scoring than it would be otherwise.
34-20 Ohio State scores a late TD to pull away.
28 - 35 play behind the whole game. team tries to make a game of it in the 4th but falls short. This is the perfect storm game. Hopefully it is a wake up call, but my fear is that this team is what it is. great QB and WRs, shit defense and piss poor OL.
38-28 Buckeyes win.
Offense looks good but run game still has issues. Haskins does his normal 350 yard, 4 TD game. Dobbins gets a touchdown.
Purdue offense looks good in the first half and smokes us for a few big plays. Moore gets a 50+ yard TD. Things settle down in the second half with Purdue only scoring one touchdown.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
A lot of confidence being spouted from the Woody this week:
Haskins has another level he can take it to. LB Coach says they are about to get it right. Grinch says slant plays won't beat ya. Coach Stud says the Slobs will be back.
What I am not hearing is enough respect for this opponent. This has bit us in the ass more times than not in Ross-Aide.
I am going Purdue 42 - OSU 39
You've got barbecue back there?
Could this be the game where the OSU offense commits to the run first, in order to control the clock? Purdue's defense is NOT good. The best defense for the Buckeyes may be to keep their offense on the sidelines.
Run it right down their damn throats boys.
I like this approach. However, they need to quit running that damn inside zone play as if anyone on the planet thinks Haskins might actually keep it. There is no numbers advantage without the threat of the Q run. Where is the power O for example. Call it, line up, and run the damn play. Get in the huddle, tell the online we are running it. No RPO call at the line. Let the OL know they can run fire off and maul the prick in front of them. Then maybe we can get some movement, maybe get on the second level and gash them.
They do need to line up and run the ball without the RPO component.
Purdue leads at half 28-17, and mounts last drive to win 49-48 as we are unable to cover Moore or run out clock.
If the weather is as predicted, then I simply do not know what the outcome might be. If Haskins is able to throw his darts without worry, then I see a result similar to the Minnesota game, say, 27-21 Good Guys.
We’ve come to the point in the calendar when weather starts having an impact. Looks like right now rain forecast most of the day should be ending around kick off. Windy 15-25 from NW. High of 57 dropping to 29 after that rain pulls through. From satellite looks like Ross-Ade sits with the field running North-South. Hope the Buckeyes win the toss and defer. Kick off into the wind so they have that steady NW wind for the second and fourth quarters.
Have to get some run game working Saturday night with that forecast.
Schiano needs to take account of the wind too. Drop those backers or at least two into coverage.
Those are my keys and if the Bucks follow my score is 42-21 good guys.
“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman
The last two weeks have been the worst two of the season. Our linebackers and secondary are average at best. But, we still have a Heisman candidate QB and a high powered offense.
Picked osu to win but I am less and less confident in that the closer the game gets.
I think we put together a solid game.. the Defense actually shows up and we win 52-20
AKA the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built
This one scares me fellas. I don't wanna tell you which direction I'd go if I had to bet the rent....
tOSU 49 Purdue 21
Baaaaaaad feeling about this all week
they only get 7 after half but it’s enough
Too optimistic but 42 - 14, but have been debating on changing my pick from an earlier threat to 42 - 21.
The weather does not look great, but it is not going to be that bad. And both teams play in it.
If it's close late in the game, maybe Herbie and ABC can get Musburger in the booth for old time sake?
Why not .. I'm calling it 10-6 Good Guys!
"They couldn't beat me with two Michigan coaches. So they had to come down here and take a coach that I trained."
48-42 Buckeyes. I think this one's gonna be crazy. Like @ Indiana in 2012 crazy.
Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0
Radio rumors that Damon Arnette is banged up and won't play tomorrow.
37 - 17 good guys
I think the weather keeps the score down. We win 27-14. Dont forget the natural grass component if it rains.
52-27 Ohio State. Called a closer game last week and I said defensive struggles would continue. This week, Purdue hits a few big plays but they don’t have the horses on defense to stop our offense.
Last few hours to get the picks in
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
Class of 81
Bucks 24 Purdue 21
I like the Buckeyes to come out and make a statement. After the frustration of the past 2 weeks and with everyone saying this is a trap game, potential upset, likely struggle, etc, I think they come out and lay the wood to the Boilermakers.
Ohio State 49 - Purdue 24
We come out strong with two solid drives and never look back..
Buckeyes 41 Big drum 17
Purdue by 10
Close through the 3rd then the Bucks pull away