Ohio State vs. Purdue: Live Score and Highlights
Ohio State 56, Purdue 0—Final
The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes pushed the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 Saturday afternoon with a 56-0 rout of the Purdue Boilermakers.
Braxton Miller was outstanding, completing 19 of 23 passes (82.6 percent) for 233 yards and four touchdowns. All those numbers came in the first half, when the Buckeyes built a 42-0 lead, as Miller didn’t take a single snap in the second half.
The Buckeyes (9-0) piled up 642 yards of total offense and limited the Boilermakers (1-7) to just 116 yards. Ohio State registered six sacks and forced two turnovers to completely shut down the Purdue offense.
We watched the game and provided live analysis all afternoon.
Here's 10 things we learned from Ohio State's 56-point blowout of Purdue.
Quarter-by-quarter scoring breakdown, courtesy of NCAA.com.
The Big Takeaways
- Ohio State: The Buckeyes stay alive in the national title race and will look to get healthy and gear up for the home stretch with a bye next week.
- Purdue: Darrell Hazell has a long way to go to fix things, and although there are brighter days ahead for the Boilermakers, they are unquestionably the worst team in the Big Ten right now.
Purdue, on the other hand, has struggled under first-year head coach Darrell Hazell. The Boilermakers have lost six straight games since beating Indiana State, and they haven't registered a single point since the fourth quarter of the Nebraska game three weeks ago.
Braxton Miller was the player of the game, throwing for 233 yards and four touchdowns while completing 82.6 percent of his passes.
Over the last three weeks, Miller has completed 79.7 percent of his passes for 707 yards and nine touchdowns against just one interception. He has also run for 179 yards and two more scores during that stretch.
Simply put—this was clearly a matchup between the Big Ten's best team against the Big Ten's worst team.
Ohio State dominated from start to finish, completely dominating on both sides of the ball. The Buckeyes held a 42-0 halftime lead, and the score would have been much worse had Urban Meyer kept his foot on the gas.
Ohio State 56, Purdue 0 - Final
That's it from Ross-Ade stadium. The Buckeyes win it 56-0.
You can clearly hear all the Ohio State fans in the stands.
Meanwhile, the Buckeyes register their sixth sack of the day on third down, and Purdue will punt with four minutes left to play.
Trying to tackle Cardale Jones has to be one of the least enjoyable things for opponents Ohio State blows out.
Meanwhile, Ohio State's defense forced another Purdue punt, so the Buckeyes offense will be back on the field after the break.
97.1's @MartyBannister says Taylor Decker has sprained knee. He went to locker room with team trainer.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 2, 2013
That it's not a tear is a huge win for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a bye week next week, then will travel to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini before closing against Indiana and Michigan.
If it's a typical knee sprain, the Buckeyes should have him back for the Wolverines.
Ohio State 56, Purdue 0
Kenny Guiton pushes it in from one yard out for his second rushing score of the day. According to the BTN telecast, these are the most points Ohio State has ever scored against the Boilermakers. There are still more than 10 minutes to go.
Kenny Guiton runs the zone read so effectively. He just faked out the entire Purdue defense and the Big Ten Network camera man on a 16-yard run.
Tommy Brown has replaced Taylor Decker at right tackle. If Decker misses serious time, Brown will need to step up in a big way for the Buckeyes in November.
Stats Through 3 Quarters
- Braxton Miller: 19-of-23, 233 YDS, 4 TDs, 1 INT
- Danny Etling: 9-of-21, 65 YDS, 1 INT
- Ohio State Offense: 521 YDS (275 passing, 246 rushing)
- Purdue Offense: 91 YDS (65 passing, 26 rushing)
Stats per NCAA.com
Urban Meyer came all the way out to check on Decker. That will be something to monitor heading into a bye week for Buckeyes.— Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) November 2, 2013
Well-timed bye is coming up for the Buckeyes this week.
Ohio State right tackle Taylor Decker, the only starter along the offensive line that's still in the game, is now down on the field. This would be a tremendous blow to the Buckeyes offense.
Ohio State just took a timeout to presumably have the refs take a look at a possible missed fumble call. National columnists all around the country are getting their Urban-Meyer-running-up-the-score templates ready.
The Buckeyes are bringing the heat today, and Steve Miller just came up with the Buckeyes' fifth sack of the day.
Purdue's defense holds on fourth down, and the Boilermakers offense will take over at its own 26-yard line.
Oh man, Ezekiel Elliott just got blasted into next week by Purdue freshman Austin Logan. What a play from from the Boilermakers youngster.
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