Ohio State at Purdue: What you need to know about Saturday night’s game

Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins throws a pass against Tulane on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff
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Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins throws a pass against Tulane on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at Purdue (3-3, 2-1)

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday

Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind.

TV/Radio: ABC/1410

Series history: Ohio State leads 39-13-2 (A 2010 victory has been vacated because of NCAA sanctions). The Buckeyes are 13-8 in West Lafayette.

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Last game: Ohio State won 56-0 in 2013. Doran Grant returned an interception for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage to set the tone for a dominating day for the Buckeyes, who outgained the hosts 640-116. Braxton Miller threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns for the Buckeyes, who snapped a two-game losing streak in West Lafayette.

Coaches: Ohio State's Urban Meyer is 77-8 in six seasons as the coach of the Buckeyes and 181-31 overall in 17 seasons. In his second season at Purdue, Jeff Brohm is 10-9 with the Boilermakers. He is 40-19 overall.

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Ohio State notes: The Buckeyes are 27-2 in true road games since Meyer became head coach… Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins leads the nation with 28 touchdown passes… He is coming off consecutive 400-yard passing performances. Previously, Art Schlichter had the only other 400-yard passing game in Ohio State history… Receiver K.J. Hill is coming off a career day, having gone for 187 receiving yards against Minnesota last week… Parris Campbell has caught 32 passes in the past four games… Safety Jordan Fuller leads the team in tackles with 39… Dre'Mont Jones leads the team in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (5.5)… Four current Buckeyes list Indiana hometowns: receivers Austin Mack (Fort Wayne Bishop Luers), Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis Cathedral) and linebacker Pete Werner (Indianapolis Cathedral). Punter Drue Chrisman lists his hometown as Lawrence, Ind., but he went to Cincinnati LaSalle High School.

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Purdue notes: Quarterback David Blough is third in the Big Ten in passing yards (1,695)… In his last four games, the fifth-year senior is averaging 393.2 yards per game passing… Freshman receiver Rondale Moore leads the Big Ten in all-purpose yards with 167.8 per game… Sophomore linebacker Cornel Jones leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss with 11… Purdue is 10th in the nation in total offense (510.2 yards per game) but 94th in total defense (414.3 ypg.)… Freshman offensive lineman Eric Miller of Mason is the only area player on the Purdue roster. He is one of eight Ohioans: freshman receiver Kory Taylor (Hilliard Bradley), junior linebacker Markus Bailey (Hilliard Davidson), junior running back Richie Worship (Valley Forge), junior kicker Myles Homan (Cincinnati St. Xavier), freshman offensive lineman Jimmy McKenna (Avon), redshirt freshman linebacker Kieren Douglas (Pickerington Central) and freshman defensive end Jack Cravaack (Cincinnati Madeira).

Quotable: Brom on the Ohio State offense: "I think they've done a great job. They've got a very good quarterback who even though he's a good athlete, he can throw the football and he likes to throw the football. That's kind of what he wants to do. They've got good receivers, a ton of experience, and they've become a pass-first team that set ups the run by throwing the ball. If you're going to try to just take away the run, they're gonna throw the ball every play. They've done it successfully."

Next game: Ohio State is off next week then plays host to Nebraska on Nov. 3. The Boilermakers play at Michigan State next Saturday.

Prediction: Ohio State 38, Purdue 28

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