Purdue throttles No. 2 Ohio State to earn shocking upset


SCORE UPDATES: No. 2 Ohio State takes on Purdue

"Just a great performance".

"We came in with an aggressive plan and aggressive approach (on defense)", Brohm said. In case you missed his comments, we've got them in the above Tweet link thanks to our friends at Letterman Row.

The Boilermakers' second touchdown came on its next possession after Haubeil's missed field goal. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten and finished with an 11-2 record but were the No. 5 team in the final playoff rankings. Purdue also set a school record for points scored against the Buckeyes, besting the previous mark of 41 in 1967.

This one won't soon be forgotten by the Boilermakers or the Buckeyes, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped while falling one game behind rival MI in the Big Ten East. Purdue hit paydirt on the next play on a Rondale Moore nine-yard TD catch.

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. "You have to have that type of mentality going into battle when someone's trying to knock you off". "The glaring shortcomings we had were exposed". While Purdue did come with an eye toward allowing yards to prevent game-changing plays, it was aggressive early on, blitzing Haskins into check-down throws, then making the tackles, the first time, every time, through it all making sure that Ohio State's east-and-west passing was bottled up. 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. "Even at (Indiana) a year ago when they stormed the field, this was probably 10 times crazier".

Isaac Zico capped Purdue's longest scoring drive of the season, 98 yards, with a spectacular one-handed catch before running out of bounds to make it 7-0 late in the first quarter.

The Buckeyes tried to crank up the pace and the intensity in the second half but that didn't work, either.

Purdue running back D.J. Haskins finally hooked up with Johnnie Dixon III on a 32-yard TD pass to make it 28-13 and Terry McLaurin on a 34-yard TD pass to make it 35-20 with 4:40 to go, but Blough's TD pass to Moore and Bailey's interception return sealed it.

The Hoosiers added a late touchdown Peyton Ramsey's 21-yard pass to Harris, and recovered an onside kick. To this point, Ohio State has avoided such a fate as it's outscored IN and Minnesota 79-40 the last two weeks. The search for solutions will begin immediately.

Boilermakers' Head Coach Jeff Brohm says he knows the Buckeyes are big, strong and capable of scoring lots of points.

But Ohio State figured to be able to put up yards and points against a shaky Boilermakers defense. This night belonged to Purdue - and to Tyler Trent. The Boilermakers may have to wait at least another week to crack the Top 25, but they should get the attention of voters this week and may pick up some votes. "You've got to do what you do to win".

This wasn't the College Football Playoff tour everyone thought we'd see that came to West Lafayette today.

The last time Purdue beat the No. 2 team in the country was October 6, 1984. The team sitting above them just so happens to be Michigan, the last undefeated team in Big Ten play this season after the Wolverines took care of Michigan State earlier in the day.

Ohio State will look take next week off with a bye before looking for a rebound win on November 3 at home against Nebraska.

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