• Tony Herring

Recap: Purdue upsets Ohio State

No one in the country expected Ohio State to be taken down by Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Purdue finished the game with 539 total offensive yards. The Buckeyes also allowed 378 passing yards, which was one of the main reasons for the 49-20 upset.

The first quarter was all Purdue. The Boilermakers held the ball for a total of seven minutes on a 15-play drive. Purdue quarterback David Blough threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Isaac Zico to complete the incredibly long drive. The Buckeyes had no offense at all the first quarter, missing a 33-yard field goal on their last drive.

The second quarter was much like the first: Purdue held the Buckeyes to only a field goal. Blough threw another touchdown pass to wide receiver Rondale Moore on an 8- play, 1:24 minute drive. The Buckeyes went into the half with a total of 3 points.

The Buckeyes came out the second half much like the first: they couldn’t get into the end zone the entire quarter, while the Boilermakers put up 7 more points on a 10-play, 3:49 minute drive ending with a 1-yard touchdown run from DJ Knox.

Purdue sealed the deal in the fourth quarter, as they got into the end zone four times. The first score was a 42-yard run from tailback DJ Knox. The second was another 40-yard run from Knox. The third was a 43-yard pass to Moore from Blough. The last one was a 41-yard interception return from linebacker Markus Bailey. The Buckeyes tried to stage a comeback, scoring twice in the in the fourth quarter. Both were touchdown passes from Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.