Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

SCORE UPDATES: No. 2 Ohio State takes on Purdue

SCORE UPDATES: No. 2 Ohio State takes on Purdue

Mistake-prone Ohio State (7-1, 4-1) had its 12-game winning streak snapped, fell out of the Big Ten East lead behind rival MI and now must fight away its way back into playoff position.

The Buckeyes reached the red zone four times on the night and managed just two field goals, missing a third and failing on a fourth-and-goal attempt in the third quarter. Purdue hit paydirt on the next play on a Rondale Moore nine-yard TD catch. Dwayne Haskins kept Ohio State in the game with a 431-yard performance and two touchdowns, including one on a fourth down play with under five minutes to play to cut the Purdue lead to 35-20. But he missed receivers down the field on a windy night and was almost picked off a couple of times before Markus Bailey scored on a late 41-yard interception return.

The Buckeyes were also called for 10 penalties and faced their largest halftime deficit of the season, 14-3, before giving up four scoring plays of more than 40 yards in the fourth quarter. It was the second straight week they'd pulled one off in a game after scoring a touchdown on a double-reverse wide-receiver pass against IL. But the game's first four possessions ended in punts. Purdue will look to continue flexing against the Big Ten East Division next week when they travel to East Lansing to take on a beat-up Michigan State team.

The drama of the Zach Smith-Urban Meyer fiasco at Ohio State University that dominated the narrative of the college football offseason has steadily died down.

The Mississippi transfer was 14 of 25 for 212 yards. Purdue has not played in a Big Ten championship game, which is played in Indianapolis, but perhaps these Boilermakers have something special cooking right now.

Johnathan Thomas took the ensuing kickoff back to the IN 5, setting up McSorley for the go-ahead touchdown on the next play. Haskins threw for 468 yards and 2 touchdowns on an astonishing 48-of-72 passing. Blough was outstanding all night, throwing for 378 yards and three touchdowns, with no turnovers. Michael Penix and Ramsey split snaps for the Hoosiers, combining for 330 passing yards and a touchdown.

Prior to both of those field goals, cornerback Antonio Blackmon broke up would-be touchdowns on third down.

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The Buckeyes (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) now limp into their off week, literally and figuratively. Fans spilled onto the field as the Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1) tried to avoid them as they headed to the locker room.

Twice, Purdue cornerback Antonio Blackmon broke up third-down passes in the end zone.

Ivory Kelly-Martin ran for 98 yards for Iowa, which had its first shutout since a 28-0 victory at IL two years ago.

Against a Buckeyes team that came in averaging 46 points per game, the fifth-most in the nation, the Purdue defense was the story of the night.

But it was such a fitting bit of punctuation to finish off that program-changing sort of moment, because while the Purdue offense posted 42 points, this was just as much the defense's night, if not more so.

Boilermakers: "This win means a lot for this team because it shows everyone around the country that you can win football games at Purdue", Brohm said. Knox repeated the trick minutes later, again going 40 yards without a single Buckeye defender in sight. But after a third-down incompletion by Haskins, Haubeil missed a 34-yard field goal attempt wide left. Devine Ozigbo ran for 152 yards, Martinez for 125 and Maurice Washington for 109.

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