Penn State and Ohio State Meet in Big Ten Clash

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The fans at Ohio Stadium will the 2nd-Ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and the 6th-Ranked Ohio State Buckeyes when they take their seats on Saturday. The game is set for a 3:30 pm Kickoff. FOX Sports will televise the game nationally.

There’s no denying that Saturday’s matchup is the biggest game of the season to date for both teams. The winner has the inside track to the Big Ten Championship Game. Michigan State will have its say most likely.  The winner of this game likely has a berth in the College Football Playoff if it can win out.

Oddsmakers have the Buckeyes as 7-point favorites. The total is at 57.5.

This will be the eighth meeting between the storied programs when both are ranked in the top 10. The last one came in 2008, when Penn State edged Ohio State 13-6.

Ohio State Looking for Payback for 2016

Ohio State was a 56-14 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They covered the -24-point spread as favorites, while the total score (70) made winners of OVER bettors.

Ohio State was riding high at No. 2 in the country last season. they were taken down in overtime by Penn State. That win propelled the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten championship.

Ohio State had last Saturday off. The team used the bye week to heal and get ready for a tough opponent. Urban Meyer’s teams are 20-1 after a bye week. They are 5-0 against Top 25 opponents.

Ohio State’s offense struggled against Oklahoma in the only loss of the season. The Buckeyes have since hit their stride. They’ve scored 50 points and produced more than 500 yards in each of their last four wins.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett is completing 66.7 percent of his passes, He has thrown for 21 touchdowns with just one interception. Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has rushed for 775 yards.

The Buckeyes haven’t faced a defense like Penn State’s.

Penn State is Playing Great In All Aspects

Penn State won its last outing, a 42-13 result against the Michigan Wolverines on October 21. They covered in that game as a -7.5-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Nittany Lions are No. 1 in the country in fewest points allowed at 9.6 per game. They are No. 9 in yards allowed at 282.9. They are led by Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Jason Cabinda.

Penn State’s offense centers around running back Saquon Barkley. He leads the country in all-purpose yards. He has scored a touchdown in 14 consecutive games.

The Nittany Lions use him multiple ways. Last week against Michigan he wastaking direct snaps, split wide, in the slot and on kickoff returns.



Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Penn State7-05-1-140.009.5730.434-0-11-12-52-30-2
Ohio State6-14-347.2915.4331.861-33-05-22-23-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Penn State Nittany Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf4-02-02-03-12-01-134.7513.2521.50
Last 33-02-01-03-02-01-039.3311.3328.00

Ohio State Buckeyes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf4-01-03-04-01-03-055.7512.2543.50
Last 33-01-02-03-01-02-058.009.3348.67


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense40.001615.4310
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense285.0022127.259
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense195.0043147.2558
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense47.2929.571
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense319.0018194.5027
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense227.002974.508

Head To Head Summary

Penn State3-74-65-516.60121.203.6029.1053.95167.90289.101.40
Ohio State7-36-45-530.70235.305.0622.7060.79168.00403.300.90

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 22, 2016OHIOSTPENNST21-2416824541301221542761
Oct 17, 2015PENNSTOHIOST10-3819512031513151144290
Oct 25, 2014OHIOSTPENNST31-24219742932162242402
Oct 26, 2013PENNSTOHIOST14-6312023735734082786860
Oct 27, 2012OHIOSTPENNST35-232341433771323273591
Nov 19, 2011PENNSTOHIOST20-14239883271206832892
Nov 13, 2010PENNSTOHIOST14-3811315927223141394531
Nov 7, 2009OHIOSTPENNST24-72281253530761252011
Oct 25, 2008PENNSTOHIOST13-61601212810612262872
Oct 27, 2007OHIOSTPENNST37-1720025345311391242632

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Penn State Nittany Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 21, 2017MICH42-13W-7.5/42.5W/O2242825061031662690H
Oct 7, 2017NWESTN31-7W-14.5/51.5W/U9528638167198265-3A
Sep 30, 2017INDIAN45-14W-18.5/60.5W/U39331370177175352-3H
Sep 23, 2017IOWA21-19W-12.5/53L/U295284579821912731A
Sep 16, 2017GA.ST56-0W-38/54.5W/O166360526150170320-5H

Ohio State Buckeyes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 14, 2017NEBR56-14W-24/57.5W/O27935463344349393-1A
Oct 7, 2017MARYL62-14W-30.5/59W/O2813035845016660H
Sep 30, 2017RUTGER56-0W-28/53.5W/O28634262811792209-2A
Sep 23, 2017UNLV54-21W-40.5/66.5L/O190474664176882641H
Sep 16, 2017ARMY38-7W-31.5/54.5L/U27031658625919278-1H

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Next up:
Penn State at Michigan State Saturday, November 4
Ohio State at Iowa Saturday, November 4

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