Oct. 20, 2012
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No. 7 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) 29, Purdue (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) 22 - (OT)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 20, 2012
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES Ohio State is 63-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
Only two other first-year Ohio State coaches have started a season better than 8-0: Carol Widdoes went 9-0 in 1944 and eventually won his first 12 games before his first loss; and Earle Bruce opened 11-0 in 1979.
The Buckeyes' last overtime game was Nov. 12, 2011, at Purdue, a 26-23 loss for the Buckeyes.
The last game at Ohio Stadium to go into overtime was the Iowa game Nov. 14, 2009, a 27-24 victory for Ohio State.
SERIES NOTES Ohio State is 38-14-2 all-time against Purdue and 26-5-2 in games played in Ohio Stadium.
This is the third game of the series to go into overtime. Ohio State is 2-1 in those games (W, 16-13, 11/15/03; L, 26-23, 11/12/11)
OFFENSIVE NOTES Braxton Miller's eight-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was his 10th of the season, moving him into fourth place on the Ohio State single-season rushing touchdown list by a quarterback.
Kenny Guiton's touchdown pass in the fourth quarter was the second of his career and in as many weeks (first was at Indiana, 10/13/12).
Carlos Hyde rushed for two TDs, including the overtime score. He finished with a game-high 91 rushing yards.
Chris Fields' 35-yard reception in the third quarter marked a career long.
Fields tallied three catches after coming into the game without a reception this season.
Ohio State's eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter was the Buckeyes' 21st drive of 70 or more yards this season. All 21 have resulted in touchdowns. Last year, Ohio State had nine drives of 70 or more yards.
DEFENSIVE NOTES Ohio State held Purdue to 22 points and 347 total yards today. The Boilermaker offense came into the game averaging 32 points per game and 387 total yards.
Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier led the team in tackles for the fifth time this season with 12 stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup. He leads the team with 77 tackles in 2012.
Senior defensive lineman John Simon followed Shazier with nine tackles vs. the Boilermakers, one off his career high.
Junior safety CJ Barnett collected his first interception of the season in Ohio State's end zone at 8:06 in the second quarter to end a potential Purdue scoring drive. The interception ended a 19-play, 85-yard drive for the Boilermakers.
Senior Zach Boren appeared as a linebacker for the second-consecutive game, notching five tackles. He has 14 tackles the last two games.
Following Purdue's kickoff return for a touchdown, the Ohio State defense forced an interception and seven punts in the game.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES Senior defensive lineman Garrett Goebel blocked Purdue's PAT on its first touchdown in the opening quarter. The last blocked PAT for Ohio State was Orhian Johnson against UAB (9/22/12).
Junior defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt with 29 seconds remaining in the third quarter to keep a six-point deficit on the scoreboard.
The two-point conversion was the second for Ohio State this season. The last was vs. UAB (9/22/12), a Braxton Miller rush.
Drew Basil was 3-3 on PATs.