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Podcast: Purdue is a tough matchup for the Ohio State defense

Can the Buckeyes limit big plays in West Lafayette?

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One of the scariest aspects of Saturday’s game against Purdue is how explosive the Boilermakers are, paired with Ohio State’s penchant for giving up big plays. That alone is reason to be on upset alert as the Buckeyes head into West Lafayette, Ind. fresh off an uneven performance against Minnesota. But can Purdue actually pull off the upset?

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I discuss the matchups that will decide the game, and whether Purdue has enough firepower to win/continue to be a thorn in Ohio State’s side. As a bonus, we were also joined by special guest Ryan Donnelly to talk about which Big Ten coaches we’d least like to fight.

Show Notes

1:45- Nick Bosa’s decision to leave Ohio State doesn’t mean his impact in Columbus is over. It also makes room for younger players along the defensive line.

8:22- Purdue is a tough matchup

12:12- What’s the lowest point total for Ohio State you feel comfortable with?

16:00- Can the offense play a complete game?

19:50- Predictions (Patrick takes Purdue; get angry at him!)

28:30- Ryan Donnelly joins the show and we discuss which Big Ten coaches we’d least want to fight.

44:10- Extra thoughts on Purdue.