Ohio State Preview By The Numbers

Penn State

Value (Nat'l Rank)

Value (Nat'l Rank)

Ohio State Buckeyes

Advantage

Rushing Offense (ypg) 182.0 (33) 86.4 (6) Rushing Defense (ypg) Ohiostate_logo_medium
Passing Offense (ypg) 247.1 (34) 173.6 (14) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 146.6 (20) 96.7 (8) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 429.1 (24) 260.0 (6) Total Defense (ypg) Push
Scoring Offense (ppg) 30.7 (33) 11.7 (6) Scoring Defense (ppg) Ohiostate_logo_medium
Rushing Defense (ypg) 84.1 (5) 186.6 (26) Rushing Offense (ypg) Push
Passing Defense (ypg) 170.7 (12) 189.6 (94) Passing Offense (ypg) Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Pass Efficiency Defense 95.7 (6) 128.5 (60) Pass Efficiency Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Total Defense (ypg) 254.8 (5) 376.1 (63) Total Offense (ypg) Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Scoring Defense (ppg) 9.3 (1) 31.0 (29) Scoring Offense (ppg) Psulogo_medium
Net Punting Yds 32.0 (114) 6.1 (93) Punt Return Yds Push
Punt Return Yds 5.4 (101) 37.2 (35) Net Punting Yds Ohiostate_logo_mediumOhiostate_logo_medium
Kickoff Return Yds 18.1 (110) 18,8 (13) Kickoff Return Defense Ohiostate_logo_mediumOhiostate_logo_mediumOhiostate_logo_medium
Kickoff Return Defense 22.0 (77) 24.8 (19) Kickoff Return Yds Ohiostate_logo_mediumOhiostate_logo_medium
Turnover Margin 0.56 (34) 0.89 (14) Turnover Margin Push
Penalty Yds/Game 36.4 (4) 38.4 (6) Penalty Yds/Game Push
Sacks 3.56 (4) 1.67 (50) Sacks Allowed Psulogo_medium
Sacks Allowed 1.11 (17) 2.78 (20) Sacks Push
Redzone Offense (%) 0.86 (30) 0.80 (51) Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 0.57 (1) 0.73 (103) Redzone Offense (%) Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Redzone TD % 0.62 0.51 Redzone TD % Defense Ohiostate_logo_medium
Redzone TD % Defense 0.29 0.60 Redzone TD % Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
3rd Down Conv. % 51.6 (6) 32.3 (15) 3rd Down Defense % Push
3rd Down Defense % 30.3 (10) 41.9 (47) 3rd Down Conv. % Psulogo_medium

Legend

Difference <25 in National Rank = Push

Difference >25 in National Rank = Psulogo_medium

Difference >50 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Difference >75 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Differences >100 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgement.

More analysis after the jump.

Best Matchup

Good God is it going to be fun watching the Penn State offense and Ohio State defense go toe to toe. Both units are pretty evenly matched. I think we'll see both teams win their share of battles.

Both teams commit very few penalties. So it should be a pretty clean game, unless the Big Ten officials decide to finally start calling holding for a change. Or if they flag Sean Lee with yet another unnecessary roughness penalty, cuz, ya know, he's the most dirty player in the league for hitting tight ends in the chest with his shoulder pad.

Worst Matchup

Nothing really. I guess neither team is spectacular in the punting game.

Advantages for Ohio State

As usual, Penn State gives up a lot in the kicking game. Expect Penn State to be starting with poor field position most of the night, and don't be surprised if Ohio State gets a good return or two. But keep in mind that Ohio State's kicker is out for the year. So maybe there's hope there.

Advantages for Penn State

All those Psulogo_medium 's really stick out when Penn State is on defense, don't they? The Buckeyes have a pretty good rushing game, but I suspect a lot of those yards are Terrelle Pryor. If Penn State can contain him or get a lead where Jim Tressel has to abandon the running game, it could spell doom for the Buckeye offense.

I'm really surprised with Ohio State's ability to score in the redzone. You would think with a weapon like Pryor they would score every time down there. Or turn it over. Everybody does. Whatever. Penn State, on the other hand, leads the nation in turning teams away when they start knocking on the goal line. So if Ohio State stalls in the redzone once or twice, you can smile with knowing glee.

Ohio State Team Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Joe Bauserman 5 86.4 6 19 31.6 124 24.8 6.5 0 0 9 10 2 1.1 0 - -
Terrelle Pryor 9 129.2 112 206 54.4 1543 171.4 7.5 13 9 110 554 61.6 5 6 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Joe Bauserman 5 9 10 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.C. Christian 2 5 14 7 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bo DeLande 1 3 5 5 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Gantz 2 4 6 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Herron 6 72 307 51.2 4.3 6 5 34 5.7 6.8 0
Jermil Martin 3 11 84 28 7.6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Terrelle Pryor 9 110 554 61.6 5 6 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Saine 9 88 439 48.8 5 1 10 143 15.9 14.3 0
Dane Sanzenbacher 8 2 11 1.4 5.5 0 22 453 56.6 20.6 6
Ray Small 8 3 27 3.4 9 0 12 153 19.1 12.8 0
Lamaar Thomas 8 1 6 .800 6 0 1 10 1.3 10 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Jake Ballard 7 9 98 14 10.9 0
Zach Boren 2 2 14 7 7 1
Duron Carter 5 12 164 32.8 13.7 1
Daniel Herron 6 5 34 5.7 6.8 0
DeVier Posey 9 43 595 66.1 13.8 6
Brandon Saine 9 10 143 15.9 14.3 0
Dane Sanzenbacher 8 22 453 56.6 20.6 6
Ray Small 8 12 153 19.1 12.8 0
Jake Stoneburner 2 2 30 15 15 0
Lamaar Thomas 8 1 10 1.3 10 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Devin Barclay 1 - - - - - 1 3 30.0% 3 3 100.0% 6
Aaron Pettrey 9 - - - - - 13 19 70.0% 28 29 100.0% 67


Penn State Team Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Daryll Clark 9 149.3 166 254 65.4 2158 239.8 8.5 18 7 48 148 16.4 3.1 5 - -
Matthew McGloin 1 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -
Kevin Newsome 6 123.1 8 11 72.7 66 11 6 0 0 16 85 14.2 5.3 1 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Brandon Beachum 6 21 106 17.7 5 1 3 29 4.8 9.7 0
Brent Carter 4 11 40 10 3.6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Daryll Clark 9 48 148 16.4 3.1 5 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Drake 3 1 -17 -5.7 -17 0 3 30 10 10 0
Stephfon Green 7 49 248 35.4 5.1 3 3 37 5.3 12.3 0
Derek Moye 9 1 -3 -0.3 -3 0 39 648 72 16.6 5
Kevin Newsome 6 16 85 14.2 5.3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chaz Powell 8 6 53 6.6 8.8 0 26 355 44.4 13.7 3
Evan Royster 9 145 859 95.4 5.9 5 11 145 16.1 13.2 1
Devon Smith 6 4 33 5.5 8.3 0 4 30 5 7.5 0
Joe Suhey 9 13 38 4.2 2.9 0 14 114 12.7 8.1 0
Shaine Thompson 1 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Brandon Beachum 6 3 29 4.8 9.7 0
Brett Brackett 2 2 -5 -2.5 -2.5 1
Justin Brown 2 4 72 36 18 0
Curtis Drake 3 3 30 10 10 0
Stephfon Green 7 3 37 5.3 12.3 0
Derek Moye 9 39 648 72 16.6 5
Chaz Powell 8 26 355 44.4 13.7 3
Andrew Quarless 9 25 340 37.8 13.6 1
Evan Royster 9 11 145 16.1 13.2 1
Mickey Shuler 6 9 73 12.2 8.1 2
Devon Smith 6 4 30 5 7.5 0
Joe Suhey 9 14 114 12.7 8.1 0
Andrew Szczerba 1 1 6 6 6 0
Graham Zug 8 30 350 43.8 11.7 5

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Collin Wagner 9 - - - - - 10 14 70.0% 34 34 100.0% 64


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