Game 9 Notes vs. Purdue

osuHelmetWelcome to the weekly installment where we look at the game from a statistical perspective. Feel free to add your thoughts. What stats impressed you? Any stats concern you? Here are 5 stats that stood out to me against Purdue.

0 – The so called experts will say it was Purdue and the Buckeyes should have won by a large margin. That is all well and good, but given the recent history against the Boilermakers it was nice to destroy them. Kudos to the defense for the shutout. 56-0 is nice regardless of the opponenent. In honor of the shutout, I will be focusing mainly on defensive stats.

116 – The defense yielded on 116 total yards. Impressive team defense. The Buckeyes have yet to give up a run of over 20 yards all season. The only team in the nation that can say that.

6 – Six players combined for a total of 6 sacks in the game. The Buckeyes sit atop the B1G with 17 sacks in conference games.


17% – Purdue managed only 2 (out of 12) first downs on third down. The Buckeye D was able to get off the field very effectivly on third down.

5-116-1 – I suppose scoring 56 points is worthy of one offensive stat. Jeff Heuerman was the leading receiver (and it wasn’t close) on Saturday. It was nice to see the tight ends getting some love. A lot of the credit goes to Braxton becasue of his ability to find the open guy. Jeff was open on Saturday; hauling in 5 catches for 116 yards and 1 TD. Nice game for Heuerman. Note: Nick Vannet also caught a TD. 11 players caught at least one pass.

Any other key stats against Purdue?

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