Jody Victor: The Buckeyes are looking for their fourth-consecutive win after their 20-17 victory at Camp Randall Stadium last Saturday. Chris “Beanie” Wells ran for a season-high 168 yards and a touchdown to help OSU snap Wisconsin's 16-game home winning streak.
The Buckeyes and Boilermakers have met 50 times previously on the football field, with Ohio State holding a 36-12-2 advantage in the series. Ohio State leads 24-5-2 in all games played at Columbus; the two teams last met at Ohio Stadium in 2003, a 16-13 OSU victory in overtime. The Buckeyes were 23-7 winners last season at Purdue.
In the polls the Buckeyes are ranked 11th this week in the USA Today/AFC coaches' poll, 12th in the Associated Press media poll and 12th in the Harris Poll. Purdue is unranked.
Ohio State (5-1/2-0) hosts Purdue (2-3/0-1) in a 3:30 pm Eastern game this Saturday, October 11 in Columbus. The Big Ten matchup will be televised by ABC.