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Study Hall: Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30

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Ohio State stunk on passing downs ... but Northwestern couldn't force many. Carlos Hyde's a wrecking ball. That, and NU's two turnovers were almost as costly as the Buckeyes' three.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30

tOSU NU tOSU NU
Close % 100.0% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 44.6% 53.4% Success Rate 61.7% 56.6%
Leverage % 81.1% 72.6% PPP 0.62 0.63
S&P 1.236 1.199
TOTAL
EqPts 42.0 42.9 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 54.1% 49.3% Success Rate 21.4% 30.0%
Close PPP 0.57 0.59 PPP 0.35 0.47
Close S&P 1.108 1.081 S&P 0.561 0.766
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 22.9 11.8 Number 3 2
Close Success Rate 55.3% 42.1% Turnover Pts 12.7 11.0
Close PPP 0.49 0.31 Turnover Pts Margin -1.7 +1.7
Close S&P 1.040 0.731
Line Yards/carry 3.82 2.77 Q1 S&P 1.139 0.884
Q2 S&P 0.905 1.350
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.385 0.874
EqPts 19.1 31.1 Q4 S&P 1.065 1.299
Close Success Rate 51.9% 57.1%
Close PPP 0.71 0.89 1st Down S&P 1.152 0.990
Close S&P 1.226 1.460 2nd Down S&P 1.244 1.426
SD/PD Sack Rate 4.4% / 33.3% 0.0% / 25.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.838 0.756
Projected Pt. Margin: Northwestern +2.6 | Actual Pt. Margin: Ohio State +10