Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of injured star quarterback Braxton Miller to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and in overtime, with Carlos Hyde scoring on a 1-yard run to clinch No. 7 Ohio State’s 29-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
Carlos Hyde had a productive quarter for Ohio State. He ran for 33 yards and one touchdown, but the margin is still six, as the Buckeyes trail 20-14. Hyde’s two-yard touchdown run put Ohio State on top 14-13, the finishing touch on a seven-play, 80-yard drive.
The second quarter saw both teams combine for no points and two turnovers, and the margin is still six, as Purdue leads 13-7. Purdue’s Caleb TerBush threw a costly interception in the end zone on an extended drive that saw the Boilers dominate time of possession. Braxton Miller’s interception came on a Hail Mary attempt with no time left.
Purdue used two big plays to jump out to a 13-7 lead in the first quarter at Ohio State. Purdue opened the game with Caleb TerBush throwing an 83-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Shavers on the first play, and Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
Week 8 in the Big Ten is chock full of intriguing games. Michigan-Michigan State has arguably been the most talked-about rivalry in the conference over the last five years – from Mike Hart’s “little brother” quip in 2007 all the way through the early-season derogatory comments about Denard Robinson on Twitter by some Michigan State players this season. I can’t wait to get it going Saturday at 3:30 ET on BTN/BTN2Go.
Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After seven weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 8 predictions and choose your winners in this post.