By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Purdue Boilermakers won their biggest game in the Jeff Brohm era. In addition, this was their biggest win in a long-time.
The Boilermakers defeated No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, 49-20, on Saturday night in Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Purdue improved to 4-3 on the season. They are also now 3-1 in conference play.
The team has now won four straight games after suffering three losses to begin the season.
Ohio State fell to 7-1 on the season. They are now 4-1 in conference play.
Any hopes of the Buckeyes winning the College Football Playoff National Championship has ended. They will now have slim chances to make it to the playoffs, barring anything that happens over the course of the rest of the season.
Purdue’s 29-point win over Ohio State is the third-largest win by an unranked team over an AP Top-2 team in AP poll history since 1936. This is also the Boilermakers first win over an AP Top-2 team since 1984 when they also defeated a No. 2 ranked Buckeyes team.
Boilermakers quarterback David Blough went 25 of 43 for 378 yards. He also had three touchdowns.
D.J. Knox had 16 carries for 128 yards and three touchdowns. Rondale Moore had two carries for 24 yards.
Moore had 12 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Isaac Zico had two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Jared Sparks had three receptions for 43 yards. Brycen Hopkins had three receptions for 37 yards. Cole Herdman had two receptions for 36 yards.
Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins — who was a top Heisman candidate going into the game — went 49 of 73 for a school-record 470 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.
Mike Weber had nine carries for 45 yards. J.K. Dobbins had 11 carries for 24 yards.
K.J. Hill had nine receptions for 105 yards. Binjimen Victor had five receptions for 67 yards. Terry McLaurin had five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown. Johnnie Dixon had four receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Parris Campbell also had nine receptions for 43 yards. Dobbins had four receptions for 34 yards. Austin Mack also had a 24-yard reception.
The Boilermakers scored 35 points in the second half. Knox scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. He also scored on a 42-yard rushing touchdown.
Knox also scored for a third-time in the second-half on a 40-yard rushing touchdown. Blough also hit Moore for a 43-yard touchdown reception.
Markus Bailey — who is from Columbus, Ohio and was not offered a scholarship from the school — intercepted Haskins and returned it for a 41-yard pick-six.
The Buckeyes scored just 17 points in the final two quarters. Haskins hit McLaurin for a 34-yard touchdown. Haskins also hit Dixon for a 32-yard touchdown reception.
Blake Haubell also made a 23-yard field goal.
Purdue led 14-3 at halftime. Blough hit Zico for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Blough also connected with Moore for a nine-yard touchdown reception.
Buckeyes’ Haubell also made a 24-yard field goal.
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