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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.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Penn State 7-0 5-1-1 40.00 9.57 30.43 4-0-1 1-1 2-5 2-3 0-2
Ohio State 6-1 4-3 47.29 15.43 31.86 1-3 3-0 5-2 2-2 3-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
PENNST 11.58 29.56 -17.97
OHIOST 12.21 19.79 -7.58
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
PENNST 12.84 9.54 3.3
OHIOST 13.23 11.14 2.09
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
PENNST 5.00 2.99 2.01
OHIOST 6.04 2.93 3.11
Team Records

Penn State Nittany Lions

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-0 5-0 2-0 5-1-1 4-0-1 1-1 40.00 9.57 30.43
vs Conf 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 34.75 13.25 21.50
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 39.33 11.33 28.00

Ohio State Buckeyes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-1 3-1 3-0 4-3 1-3 3-0 47.29 15.43 31.86
vs Conf 4-0 1-0 3-0 4-0 1-0 3-0 55.75 12.25 43.50
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 58.00 9.33 48.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 40.00 16 15.43 10
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 285.00 22 127.25 9
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 195.00 43 147.25 58
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 47.29 2 9.57 1
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 319.00 18 194.50 27
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 227.00 29 74.50 8

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Penn State 3-7 4-6 5-5 16.60 121.20 3.60 29.10 53.95 167.90 289.10 1.40
Ohio State 7-3 6-4 5-5 30.70 235.30 5.06 22.70 60.79 168.00 403.30 0.90

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 22, 2016 OHIOST PENNST 21-24 168 245 413 0 122 154 276 1
Oct 17, 2015 PENNST OHIOST 10-38 195 120 315 1 315 114 429 0
Oct 25, 2014 OHIOST PENNST 31-24 219 74 293 2 16 224 240 2
Oct 26, 2013 PENNST OHIOST 14-63 120 237 357 3 408 278 686 0
Oct 27, 2012 OHIOST PENNST 35-23 234 143 377 1 32 327 359 1
Nov 19, 2011 PENNST OHIOST 20-14 239 88 327 1 206 83 289 2
Nov 13, 2010 PENNST OHIOST 14-38 113 159 272 2 314 139 453 1
Nov 7, 2009 OHIOST PENNST 24-7 228 125 353 0 76 125 201 1
Oct 25, 2008 PENNST OHIOST 13-6 160 121 281 0 61 226 287 2
Oct 27, 2007 OHIOST PENNST 37-17 200 253 453 1 139 124 263 2

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Penn State Nittany Lions

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 21, 2017 MICH 42-13 W -7.5/42.5 W/O 224 282 506 103 166 269 0 H
Oct 7, 2017 NWESTN 31-7 W -14.5/51.5 W/U 95 286 381 67 198 265 -3 A
Sep 30, 2017 INDIAN 45-14 W -18.5/60.5 W/U 39 331 370 177 175 352 -3 H
Sep 23, 2017 IOWA 21-19 W -12.5/53 L/U 295 284 579 82 191 273 1 A
Sep 16, 2017 GA.ST 56-0 W -38/54.5 W/O 166 360 526 150 170 320 -5 H

Ohio State Buckeyes

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 14, 2017 NEBR 56-14 W -24/57.5 W/O 279 354 633 44 349 393 -1 A
Oct 7, 2017 MARYL 62-14 W -30.5/59 W/O 281 303 584 50 16 66 0 H
Sep 30, 2017 RUTGER 56-0 W -28/53.5 W/O 286 342 628 117 92 209 -2 A
Sep 23, 2017 UNLV 54-21 W -40.5/66.5 L/O 190 474 664 176 88 264 1 H
Sep 16, 2017 ARMY 38-7 W -31.5/54.5 L/U 270 316 586 259 19 278 -1 H

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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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