Key Matchup: Ohio State vs. Purdue

The nos. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes and the Purdue Boilermakers will face off on Saturday, October 11 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.

TheBuckeyes and Boilermakers have different identities, which means they each have different paths to victory this weekend

Here are the keys to Saturday’s game between Ohio State and PurdueThe Buckeyes don’t have the best history with the Boilermakers, at least not like some of their other opponents in the Big Ten.

OhioState is 40-15-2 against Purdue, but just 6-4 in their last ten meetings.

OhioState will need to make sure they treat Purdue as an opponent that can get the better of them (despite their 2-4 record) if they don’t play a good game.

If the Buckeyes have a good performance against the Boilermakers, it would also clear up any doubts fans might have about next weekend against Penn State.

Betweenlast weekend’s iffy performances from the running game and offensive line and the big plays allowed by defenders against Youngstown State and Western Kentucky, the Boilermakers have plenty of kryptonite they can use to take down Superman.

IfPurdue knows what to look for, he can make a mark on the Buckeyes.

OhioState and Purdue will kick off on Saturday, Oct.11 at noon.

Thegame will be broadcast on Peacock (NBC’s streaming service) from Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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