Penn St. Nittany Lions (7-0; 4-0 Big Ten East) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1; 4-0 Big Ten East)
3:30 p.m. ET, October 28, 2017--FOX
Ohio Stadium (Capacity: 104,944 / Columbus, OH)
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.
Yep, not too many surprises in this data; this is two of the best teams in the nation going up against each other. The majority of the head-to-head stats are pushes, and Penn State can’t convert on 3rd and longs - and gives up a ton of negative yardage plays.
The one surprise for me in compiling these statistics was Ohio State’s punt return defense - but no one has returned a punt against them this year (!!!). Look for that to change this week; how good Deandre Thompkins will be able to be in special teams is unknown based on the play of that unit to date.
What say you all?