Penn St. Nittany Lions (5-2; 3-1 Big Ten East) vs Purdue Boilermakers (3-4; 1-3 Big Ten West)
12:00 p.m. ET, October 29, 2016--ABC/ESPN2
Ross-Ade Stadium (Capacity: 62,500 / West Lafayette, IN)
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 judgment.
There's a lot more pushes up there than I would have expected, but playing some very good defenses (the number 1, 7, 17, 25, 47, 53 and 56 defenses) will do that to an offense--especially one under a first year offensive coordinator. Purdue, on the flip side, has played the number 34, 66, 72, 84, 99 and 106 offenses (EKU, as FCS, isn't ranked)--according to S&P+, we'll be the best offense they've faced to date save for Nebraska, which is two slots above us.
On the flip side, we'll be the best defense they've faced all season - and that's with a season's worth of stats, without Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda playing much of the season.
Even if we only get what they've given up on average this year (a big if), Penn State should win this going away. It's time to be confident, guys!