COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Purdue Boilermakers are on the road Saturday following a victory against Michigan State at Ross-Ade Stadium last week. The Boilermakers are looking for their third top-five victory of the season, this time against No. 4 Ohio. State.
The Buckeyes’ only loss of the season came at the hands of Oregon in the second week of the season. However, the last time these two teams clashed, the Boilermakers came away with a 49-20 win at home under coach Jeff Brohm.
Purdue, ranked No. 19 in the College Football Playoff poll, enters the game at 6-3 on the year and is a 21-point underdog. The game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at how to watch the game, including TV information and the latest point spread. CLICK HERE
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Will we see another iteration of the Spoilermakers this afternoon? Follow along for the ride, it’s going to be a fun one:
7:02 p.m. ET, FINAL — Ohio State wins 59-31
6:36 p.m. ET — C.J. Stroud completes a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave. Ohio State leads 59-31 with 12:51 left to play in the game.
6:30 p.m. ET, END Q3 — Ohio State up 52-31 with one quarter remaining.
6:25 p.m. ET — Aidan O’Connell finds a wide-open Jackson Anthrop for a 9-yard touchdown. It’s Anthrop’s second score of the game. Purdue trials 52-31 with 2:02 left in the third quarter.
6:08 p.m. ET — Aidan O’Connell completes a 29-yard touchdown pass to Milton Wright. Purdue trails 52-24 with 7:53 left in the third quarter.
5:58 p.m. ET — Ohio State picks up right where it left off in the first half. An 8-play, 75-yard drive ends in a 24-yard score to Garrett Wilson, his fourth trip to the end zone of the evening.
Buckeyes are all over the Boilermakers with a 52-17 lead and 10:48 remaining in the third quarter.
5:29 p.m. ET, HALFTIME — For the first time all game, Purdue didn’t allow Ohio State to reach the end zone. The Buckeyes connect on a field goal before the end of the half.
Boilermakers looking at a 45-17 deficit and will kick off to start the third quarter.
5:13 p.m. ET — Purdue settles for a field goal, making it a 42-17 game with 4:06 left in the second quarter.
5:00 p.m. ET — Defense just letting the flood gates open. Purdue can’t get any momentum, and Ohio State is rolling. The Buckeyes answer with a 51-yard jet sweep to Garrett Wilson.
Wilson has three touchdowns in the first half, and Ohio State is up 42-14 with 7:22 left to play in the second quarter.
4:52 p.m. ET — Desperation time has come early for Purdue, and the offense puts together its second scoring drive of the first half. Aidan O’Connell finds Broc Thompson for a 12-yard touchdown to finish off a 10-play, 80-yard drive.
The score breaks 28 straight points for the Buckeyes. Boilermakers trial 35-14 with 9:01 left in the second quarter.
4:42 p.m. ET — Short field means short drive for the Buckeyes. They throw the ball into the end zone twice in a row, and the second was caught by Garrett Wilson for his second touchdown of the game.
Mistakes are becoming insurmountable for the Boilermakers, who are now down 35-7 with 13:28 still to play in the second quarter.
4:39 p.m. ET — All game Ohio State has kicked the ball short of the end zone, yet Jackson Anthrop fails to step up and corral the ball before it hits the ground. He scrambles to scoop it up, but couldn’t gain possession before a Buckeye player fell on top of it.
Ohio State takes over on offense from 12 yards out of the end zone.
4:33 p.m. ET — A miscommunication on an Ohio State bunch formation leaves Jaxon Smith-Njigba wide open in the end zone. No one from the Purdue defense was even close to him on the left side of the field, and the Buckeyes have scored their fourth touchdown in as many drives.
It’s not looking good for the Boilermakers early. They face a 28-7 deficit with 13:48 left in the first half.
4:24 p.m. ET, END Q1 — Purdue trails Ohio State 21-7, and the Buckeyes will have 1st and 10 from the 37-yard line when the second quarter begins. C.J. Stroud is 10-of-11 for 123 yards and a touchdown so far for Ohio State.
The Boilermakers’ defense has been unable to contain this high-powered offense, and the team is quickly falling behind despite some good drives early on.
4:14 p.m. ET — What looked like a promising Purdue drive turned disastrous. After a 16-yard completion to Milton Wright on 3rd and 10, quarterback Jack Plummer entered the game for the Boilermakers.
He turned to hand the ball to King Doerue, but they fumbled the exchange in the backfield, and it was recovered by the Buckeyes. Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson took the subsequent hand off 57 yards for a touchdown, his second of the afternoon.
Buckeyes take what feels like a commanding 21-7 lead. There’s still 5:14 left to play in the first quarter.
4:05 p.m. ET — Buckeyes are moving the ball down the field with ease. They get down the field 78 yards in six plays, with running back TreVeyon Henderson scoring on a 3-yard touchdown plunge.
Ohio State back on top in a hurry, going ahead 14-7 with 7:04 left in the first quarter.
3:56 p.m. ET — Purdue responds with a scoring drive of its own, tying the game at 7-7. The Boilermakers executed a 7-play, 75-yard drive that was capped off by a 25-yard touchdown to wide receiver Jackson Anthrop.
Boilermakers aren’t backing down yet, but it’s time for the defense to try to come away with a stop. There’s 8:56 remaining in the first quarter.
3:47 p.m. ET — Ohio State quarterback C.J. Strout finds wide receiver Garrett Wilson on 3rd and 6. The out-breaking route completely dismantled the Purdue secondary, and he raced down the right sideline for a 21-yard touchdown.
Buckeyes cashed in on a huge special teams error, and now the Boilermakers are playing catch up while down 7-0 with 11:45 left to play in the first half.
5 plays, 39 yards
3:44 p.m. ET — Purdue goes 3-and-out on its first possession, followed by a horrendous punt that goes just 16 yards. Ohio State offense up next with a short field.
3:40 p.m. ET — Ohio State wins the toss and elects to defer to the second half. Purdue will receive the football to start the game.
3:00. p.m. ET — Ohio State status report against Purdue this afternoon:
- WR Kamryn Babb
- RB Marcus Crowley
- DB Jantzen Dunn
- DE Tyler Friday
- DE Darrion Henry-Young
- CB Jakailin Johnson
- BUL Jaylen Johnson
- DT Jaden McKenzie
- LB Mitchell Melton
- OL Harry Miller
- DL Noah Potter
- SAF Josh Proctor
- RB Master Teague
- OC Toby Wilson