Purdue hammers Buckeyes, 49-20


Unranked Purdue destroyed No. 2 Ohio State, 49-20 to hand the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.

Purdue's won-loss record (dating back to 2000) when having 95 or more penalty yards as it did against Ohio State on Saturday. The team lost two games that season, to Wofford and Georgia Southern. Rondale Moore had 170 last Saturday against Ohio State, the 24th best effort in receiving yardage in Purdue history. Led by linebacker Devin Bush, defensive end Chase Winovich, and cornerback Tyree Kinnel, the Wolverines have allowed the fewest yards per game in the nation and have held opponents to less than 24 points in every game this season.

"Once we chose to open this thing up and stay on the attack and be more aggressive, our guys have done a great job", Brohm said Monday.

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.

Michigan State released a statement about the pregame scuffle today, essentially standing behind its team, stating that Michigan was aware of the timing for MSU's team walk and didn't leave the field.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday denied a report that tension is building between him and athletic director Gene Smith, as well as on the Buckeyes' coaching staff. Meyer was the one calling the shots throughout the game, not Bowen.

Historic College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Highlights Impressive Party on the PalouseCollege GameDay Built by The Home Depot, set in Pullman, Wash. for the first visit to Washington State, averaged a 1.4 across ESPN and ESPNU. "The glaring shortcomings we had were exposed". Two plays later, quarterback Brian Lewerke caught a 4-yard pass from receiver Darrell Stewart off a reverse to pull the Spartans into a tie. Purdue had racked up 500 yards or more in three of its last four games.

OSU had two long drives in the first half that got to Purdue's 7-yard line and its 15-yard line and got only three points out of those drives.

Haskins finally hooked up with Johnnie Dixon III on a 32-yard TD pass to make it 28-13 and McLaurin on a 34-yard TD pass to make it 35-20 with 4:40 to go. The Wolverines defeated in-state rival Michigan State 21-7 last Saturday. He said on a teleconference Sunday he wasn't going to address the situation, calling it "juvenile".