Ohio State vs. Purdue: Buckeyes win 29-22 in OT

The Ohio State Buckeyes tied the Purdue Boilermakers with three seconds left in regulation, and then won it in overtime 29-22.

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Braxton Miller suffers reported head injury

Ohio State's quarterback suffered an apparent head injury in the second half of the Buckeyes' win over Purdue.


Ohio State prevails in OT over Purdue, 29-22

The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Purdue Boilermakers in a 29-22 overtime thriller. The comeback win helps ease the sting of the injury to quarterback Braxton Miller.


Braxton Miller taken to hospital

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller suffered an injury to his neck and shoulder area on Saturday.


Braxton Miller carted off field for Ohio State

Ohio State star Braxton Miller went down after hitting the ground hard against Purdue. He's been carted off the field.


Buckeyes trail in 4th quarter, QB Miller hurt

The Purdue Boilermakers refuse to back down from the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes, as the Boilermakers have taken a 20-14 lead into the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes may have to make a comeback attempt without quarterback Braxton Miller, who left the game late in the third quarter after landing hard on his left shoulder.

Ohio State took a 14-13 lead early in the third quarter after an eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde finished off the drive with a two-yard scoring rush. Miller found a groove throwing the ball, passing for 61 yards on the drive, including a big 35-yard pass to Chris Fields that set up Hyde's score.

Purdue answered right back, with an 82-yard touchdown drive of their own. Boilermakers quarterback Caleb TerBush was 6-of-6 passing on the drive for 73 yards, including a 31-yard scoring strike to Gary Bush.

The Purdue defense followed up the score with a big play of their own, stripping Miller and recovering a fumble. It was Miller's second lost fumble of the day and third turnover overall. Ohio State's defense limited the damage, blocking a 34-yard field goal attempt by Boilermakers kicker Paul Griggs.


Buckeyes offense struggles in 1st half vs. Purdue

The normally explosive Ohio State Buckeyes sputtered offensively throughout the majority of the first half, and they trail the Purdue Boilermakers 13-7 heading into halftime.

Ohio State finished the half with just 101 yards of total offense. Buckeyes' star quarterback Braxton Miller struggled both passing and running the ball, producing only 56 total yards.

Purdue threatened to go up two scores when they embarked on a long drive early in the second quarter that carried over from the first. However, the drive, which spanned 19 plays and 85 yards, ended with an interception in the end zone on an ill-advised pass by quarterback Caleb TerBush. Ohio State was unable to capitalize on the momentum from the turnover, as Purdue's defense continued to hold the Buckeyes in check.

Besides the bad interception, TerBush performed well in the first half. He went for 8-of-14 passing for 124 yards.

Purdue had another chance to go up two scores late in the first half, but kicker Paul Griggs missed a 52-yard field goal.


Buckeyes victimized by big plays in 1st vs. Purdue

After giving up 49 points in a win last week against the Indiana Hoosiers, the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes were once again victimized by big plays in the first quarter of Saturday's Big Ten matchup against the Purdue Boilermakers. The Boilermakers lead 13-7 on the back of two monster touchdown plays.

Purdue running back Akeem Shavers broke free behind Ohio State's defense and hauled in an 83-yard touchdown pass from Caleb TerBush on the Boilermakers' first offensive play of the game. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the long touchdown was the fifth touchdown of 50 or more yards allowed by the Buckeyes this season:

Ohio State blocked the ensuing extra point, somewhat mitigating the damage. Disaster appeared to strike again for the Buckeyes moments later, when quarterback Braxton Miller fumbled and Purdue recovered. However, the Buckeyes' defense held strong.

After each team went three-and-out, the duo of Miller and running back Carlos Hyde finally got the Ohio State offense on track. A 10-play, 67-yard touchdown drive was capped off by Miller's eight-yard scamper. Hyde's 20-yard run on 4th-and-1 was a key play in the drive.

Purdue immediately struck back with another huge play when Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. The Boilermakers' special teams later converted a fake punt at the end of the quarter.


The unbeaten Buckeyes host the Boilermakers

The Buckeyes will try to remain undefeated against the Boilermakers in a Big Ten battle on Saturday.

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