Saturday, Nov. 2 at noon ET (BTN)
For the second straight week, the Ohio State Buckeyes take on a freshman quarterback, and we all know what happened last week, right?
But this is Ohio State vs. Purdue, and that means anything goes between these guys. Especially after last season's 29-22 Buckeye victory and 2011's 26-23 upset by the Boilermakers.
Purdue clearly has had a habit of scaring the crap out of undefeated Ohio State teams in the past.
However, this isn't an Ohio State teams of the past and besides, have you seen that Purdue defense?
It isn't exactly giving opposing offenses nightmares or anything—ranking 11th in total defense, 10th in rushing defense, fourth in passing defense and, more importantly, 10th in pass defense efficiency.
Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde have to be licking their chops, especially considering they just got done combining for 481 yards of total offense against Penn State.
The duo is averaging a combined 477 yards of total offense and has a total of 11 touchdowns over the last two weeks.
So, can Purdue's offense help keep OSU's impressive offense off the field?
Not likely because Purdue's offensive output isn't much better than its defense, in fact it might be worse on the season (ranking last in total and rushing offense and scoring).
Look for Ohio State to dominate this game up front on both sides of the ball, but also look for them to turn the ball over a time or two through the air as Purdue keeps it close for three quarters.
Eventually Ohio State pulls away and pulls away big, big enough to cover this crazy 31-point spread, too.
Pick: Ohio State 48, Purdue 13