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No. 2 Ohio State In Real Trouble At Halftime Against Purdue, Down 14-3

Purdue football's Rondale Moore celebrates touchdown vs. Ohio State.


Ohio State football is 7-0 and entered the week at No. 2 in the country. The Buckeyes have looked very flat against Purdue in West Lafayette through one half.

The Boilermakers were the first team on the board, with a David Blough touchdown in the late first quarter. Ohio State looked to answer, but was held to a field goal on its ensuing drive.

The Buckeyes missed a field goal after the two teams traded punts, and that's when Jeff Brohm got tricky.

With 4th-and-3 and 31-seconds left in the half, Purdue lined up for a field goal to extend its lead to a touchdown. Instead, holder Joe Schopper pulled it and ran for a tough first down.

On the next play, David Blough found superstar freshman Rondale Moore for a touchdown.

Moore has been one of the most explosive players in the Big Ten as a true freshman. He has seven catches for 90 yards and a score in the first half.

Buckeyes superstar quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been accurate—19-for-25 on the day so far—but not super efficient at 6.5 yards per attempt. Blough is currently outplaying him, with 233 yards (9.7 per attempt) and two scores.

Purdue started the year 0-3, with three very close losses. The Boilermakers have bounced back to be 3-3, and are a very dangerous team.

Ohio State's defense has had issues this year, and Jeff Brohm is exploiting them right now.