On a day when most Ohio State fans were certain they would run past Purdue and get ready for their big match up with Penn State next week, they wouldn’t be so happy at the end of the day. Braxton Miller would complete 8 of 18 for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Buckeyes running back Dan Herron only had 64 yards on 18 carriers have having 3 straight weeks of more than 100 yards. Purdue outgained the Buckeyes 363 to 295 yards.
The Boilermakers started the game opening up a 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter. Ohio State scored on a 38 yards pass from Miller to Jordan Hall. The Boilermakers would add another touchdown to make the score 17 to 7 at halftime. The Buckeyes would score on a Miller run in the third quarter to make the score 17 to 14. Purdue would add another field goal to make the score 20 to 14. Then with less than a minute left on the clock, Miller completed a 13 yard pass to Hall to make the score 20 to 20. Ohio State’s extra point to take the lead and possibly to win the game was blocked. Ohio State and Purdue would end up going to overtime. Ohio State would get the ball first and be forced to kick a field goal. Purude would move the ball down to the 1 yard line and score on a Robert Marve run.
Ohio State lost to Purdue on their last trip to West Lafayette when Ohio State was ranked 7th in the nation and Purdue was 1-5 at the time. Now Ohio State is 6-4 in the Big Ten and Purdue is 5-5 and still fighting for a bowl game. The Buckeyes welcome Penn State to Columbus next week. Penn State is coming off a 17 to 14 loss in their first game without Joe Paterno. After the Penn State game, the Buckeyes finish their season off against Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines haven’t beat the Buckeyes since 2003. The Buckeyes will be looking to rebound next week.
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Written by Jacob Diefenthaler
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