Ohio State 56, Purdue 0: Over early
Buckeyes set the tone with 28 points in first quarter
Evan Spencer makes a catch for the Buckeyes.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Braxton Miller threw four touchdown passes in a 42-point first half as Ohio State cruised to a 56-0 win over Purdue today in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Carlos Hyde rushed for 111 yards, and backup quarterback Kenny Guiton rushed for two TDs for the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten), who won their 21st consecutive game, the nation’s longest streak. OSU entered the weekend fourth in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Miller had scoring passes of 40 yards to Jeff Heuerman, 8 yards to Nick Vannett and 2 yards to Corey “Philly” Brown in the first quarter to help OSU take a 28-0 lead.
Cornerback Doran Grant had the Buckeyes’ first touchdown when he intercepted a pass from Purdue quarterback Danny Etling on the second play of the game and returned the ball 33 yards for the score. Noah Spence recovered a fumble by Purdue’s Brandon Cottom to set up Miller’s TD pass to Brown, which made it 28-0 with 2:10 left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Guiton threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Chris Fields and Miller had a 10-yard scoring pass to Ezekiel Elliott to push Ohio State’s lead to 42-0 at halftime.
At that point, the Buckeyes had a 350-87 lead in yardage.
Guiton had two scoring runs in the second half, from 4 and 1 yards.