Ohio State v. Purdue: Offensive Analysis by Ross F.
Ohio State - Purdue Animated Drive Chart | End of Championship Dreams
A lot of focus will be on the Penn State/Nebraska game on Saturday, as the Nittany Lions play their first game without Joe Paterno as their head coach since 1965. Penn State can clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game today with a win and some help.
Nine Big Ten teams play on Saturday with both of the conference's divisions still mathematically up for grabs. A lot of focus will be on the Penn State vs. Nebraska game, as it marks the Nittany Lions' first game without Joe Paterno as head coach since 1965.
Ideally, I would like to see Braxton Miller pass more, but young Ohio State quarterbacks have a troubled history in Ross-Aide Stadium. Terrelle Pryor's self-immolation at Purdue in 2009 sticks in my memory a bit too much, and I would gladly accept a nice, safe victory and another chance at a Big Ten championship.
|10:30 left: Purdue Field Goal - 19-yarder by Carson Wiggs.|
|4:09 left: Purdue Touchdown - 4-yard run by Akeem Shavers. (Carson Wiggs kick).|
|11:42 left: Ohio State Touchdown - 38-yard pass from Braxton Miller to Jordan Hall. (Drew Basil kick).|
|3:19 left: Purdue Touchdown - 7-yard run by Ralph Bolden. (Carson Wiggs kick).|
|9:42 left: Ohio State Touchdown - 6-yard run by Braxton Miller. (Drew Basil kick).|
|13:06 left: Purdue Field Goal - 44-yarder by Carson Wiggs.|
|0:55 left: Ohio State Touchdown - 13-yard pass from Braxton Miller to Jordan Hall. (kick blocked).|
|Ohio State Field Goal - 33-yarder by Drew Basil.|
|Purdue Touchdown - 1-yard run by Robert Marve.|
|Team statistics||Ohio St.||Purdue|
|Time of Possession||29:56||30:04|
|Punt Return Yards||4||0|