Ohio State-Purdue | Tim May's Three Points

Staff Writer
Buckeye Xtra
Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Rondale Moore (4) jumps over Ohio State Buckeyes safety Isaiah Pryor (12) during the first quarter of a NCAA college football game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch]

Star of the game

Even though quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. set Ohio State records for completions (49) and attempts (73), Purdue quarterback David Blough stole the show. His 25-for-43 showing included three touchdowns and a raft of timely completions.

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Turning point

There was still a glimmer of hope for the Buckeyes, trailing 21-6 early in the fourth quarter, before Purdue's D.J. Knox went 42 yards up the middle for a touchdown. He followed that up with a 40-yarder that essentially closed the book on the upset.

Repercussions

Shades of the bushwhacking at Iowa last year, the lopsided loss to the Boilermakers not only dropped Ohio State to second in the Big Ten East, it likely will make the Buckeyes an afterthought in playoff consideration. This was no anomaly. It was a trip to the woodshed.

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