In order for No. 7 Ohio State to contend for a national title this year, its offense needs to catch up with its defense.
The Buckeyes will hope to get its offense rolling on Saturday when they travel to Purdue for a Noon ET kickoff from Ross-Ade Stadium. Bet Ohio State at Purdue Ohio State has scored at least 30 points in all five wins, but the offense has still looked shaky at times, which has Jim Tressel concerned. Terrelle Pryor has thrown for 948 yards and nine touchdowns, but has six interceptions. Brandon Saine has rushed for 349 yards, but is yet to score a touchdown. Pryor has three rushing touchdowns with 333 yards to help aid the ground attack. On defense, the Buckeyes are allowing just 12 points and 271 yards per-game, while forcing 10 interceptions and scoring two defensive touchdowns. The Buckeyes have been favored in all five wins and have covered the spread in five of their six games. Purdue comes into Saturday’s game with a 1-5 record, but is 3-3 against the spread, with two covers coming at home. Purdue ranks last in the Big Ten in points allowed and rushing yards allowed, as the Boilermakers have given up 1,004 yards on the ground. On offense, Joey Elliott has thrown for 1,575 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year, but also has nine interceptions. Keith Smith has caught 42 passes for 585 yards and four scores to aid Elliott, while Ralph Bolden has rushed for 599 yards and four touchdowns.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Ohio State 14-point road favorites over Purude on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 48. College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
OHIO ST is 7-5 against the spread versus PURDUE since 1992
OHIO ST is 10-2 straight up against PURDUE since 1992
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 1-1 against the spread versus OHIO ST over the last 3 seasons
OHIO ST is 2-0 straight up against PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at PURDUE since 1992
PURDUE is 3-3 against the spread versus OHIO ST since 1992
OHIO ST is 4-2 straight up against PURDUE since 1992
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at PURDUE over the last 3 seasons.
OHIO ST is 1-0 against the spread versus PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
OHIO ST is 1-0 straight up against PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons Week 7 College Football Injury Report OHIO ST
[LB] 09/06/2009 - Tyler Moeller out for season ( Head )
[S] 09/10/2009 - Aaron Gant likely out 2-4 weeks ( Lower Body )
[OT] 10/03/2009 - Jim Cordle "?" ( Ankle )
[S] 10/03/2009 - Kurt Coleman "?" ( Suspension )
[RB] 10/03/2009 - Jaamal Berry "?" ( Hamstring )
[OT] 10/03/2009 - Andy Miller "?" ( Illness )
[DL] 10/03/2009 - Dexter Larimore injured last game, "?" ( Leg ) PURDUE
[LS] 10/03/2009 - Andy Huffman "?" ( Arm )
[RB] 10/03/2009 - Al-Terek McBurse "?" ( Knee )
[WR] 10/03/2009 - Tommie Thomas "?" ( Ankle )
[TE] 10/03/2009 - Colton McKey "?" ( Knee )
[OL] 10/03/2009 - Eric Hedstrom "?" ( Shoulder )
[DE] 09/19/2009 - Nickcaro Golding has been dismissed from the team ( Dismissed ) Ohio State at Purdue Current Odds
Ohio State Buckeyes -14 Over 48 (-600)
Purdue Boilermakers +14 Under 48 (+425) Bet Ohio State at Purdue Posted: 10/17/09 8:06AM ET
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