Penn St. Nittany Lions (4-0; 1-0 Big Ten East) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0; 1-0 Big Ten East)
7:30 p.m. ET, September 29, 2018--ABC
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 106,579 / University Park, PA)
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.
Last year, there were more PUSHes (23) - Ohio State had the advantage in 8 categories, and Penn State had the advantage in four. This year, the Lions have the advantage in 8 categories, with Ohio State taking the advantage in 11 - there are only 16 pushes. For a pair of teams in the top ten, that’s kind of nuts; parity in a different sort of way.
These results are pretty unsurprising; both offenses are great, and Ohio State’s defense seems slightly better than Penn States - albeit against worse competition. PSU is stellar in the redzone, and has fewer lost yard plays than last year; OSU, though, is better at takeaways and controlling the clock.
It feels almost like the opposite of last year - let’s hope with the opposite results.
What say you all?