Purdue burns Ohio State with fake FG, which leads to TD

Purdue burns Ohio State with fake FG, which leads to TD

In a night filled with swirling winds and chilly temperatures, the Purdue football team found a way ignore the weather elements and heat up their offense and crush the number two college football team in the nation, Ohio State, with a resounding 49 - 20 win at Ross- Ade Stadium Saturday night. Fans spilled onto the field as the Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1) tried to avoid them as they headed to the locker room.

The Boilermakers gashed the Buckeye defense for 5.6 yards per rush, and another 378 yards through the air.

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.

Head coach Jeff Brohm wasn't having it.

Faced with the same scenario, the second-ranked Buckeyes didn't learn anything from that memorable upset, getting routed by Purdue 49-20 in West Lafayette and in turn putting their postseason and Big Ten aspirations in serious peril. "They made some big-time plays".

"What happened a year ago versus Iowa. we can still make the Big Ten championship and do what we do to possibly make the playoff", said Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.




No. 18 Penn State 33, IN 28: Trace McSorley passed for 220 yards, ran for 107 and had a hand IN three touchdowns IN Bloomington, Ind. "We have to get something going".

The first of those came with the help of two 15-yard Purdue penalties.

Purdue jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 1:10 left in the first quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Blough to Issac Zico. The Huskers stopped Minnesota on fourth-and-goal at the 3 and then chewed 7 minutes off the clock before Barrett Pickering kicked a 32-yard field goal to make it a three-possession game with 7:53 left.

These two teams have not played since the 2013 season.

After closing to 14-6 early in the third quarter, Davon Hamilton was called for roughing the kicker and the Boilermakers cashed in on their second chance with Knox's 1-yard TD run. On the next play, Blough hit Moore for a 9-yard touchdown and it was 14-3 at halftime. It was ugly. Ohio State struggled to run the ball again, made far too many mistakes in all three phases and couldn't keep up with Purdue's speed late.

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