COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season.
No. 19 Iowa (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) at Purdue (4-4, 3-2), 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm decided to go for it against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday.
The Buckeyes buckled under the pressure.
D.J. Knox ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and the Boilermakers held Ohio State's vaunted passing game in check most of the night as they pulled away for a 49-20 upset to shake up the College Football Playoff chase.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue's postseason margin for error now is paper thin.
After Northwestern defeated the Boilermakers 23-13 over the weekend, Purdue is 4-6 (2-5 Big Ten) and must win Saturday at Iowa and at home on Nov, 25 against Indiana to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 2012.
Coach Darrell Hazell may have found another piece to Purdue's puzzle.
Now that he has settled on a quarterback, he's developing the rest of Boilermakers' backfield — just in time to host defending Big Ten West Division champion Iowa on Saturday. The results look promising.