Ohio State-Purdue | Dwayne Haskins Jr. has record-setting effort in loss

Tim May
tmay@dispatch.com
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. passes during the second quarter against Purdue. [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a game for the record books Saturday night, but it missed the victory column way wide right in Ohio State’s 49-20 loss to Purdue.

The sophomore was 49-of-73 passing for 470 yards — all three numbers records for Ohio State — but symptoms of what ails the Buckeyes offense. With no credible running game, Ohio State leaned on Haskins, and this time the first-year starter and his teammates in the passing game couldn’t pull it off.

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“No, I never thought I’d have to throw 72 times for us to win the game, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to win,” Haskins said. “We just didn’t do that.”

Haskins threw two touchdown passes to increase his season total to 30 but also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Two of the records he broke had been set by Art Schlichter (52 attempts, 458 yards) in a game with Florida State in 1981, also a loss.

The completions topped the mark of 33 Haskins had shared with his predecessor J.T. Barrett the past two weeks. Haskins hit the same number against Indiana and Minnesota.

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