WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –In a night filled with swirling winds and chilly temperatures, the Purdue football team found a way ignore the weather elements and heat up their offense and crush the number two college football team in the nation, Ohio State, with a resounding 49 – 20 win at Ross- Ade Stadium Saturday night.
For Purdue Coach Jeff Brohm in his 20th game as head coach, his team took the lead late in the 1st quarter and never looked back, rolling up to a 14 – 3 halftime lead before blowing the game wide open with three D.J. Knox touchdown runs spread out between the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Saturday’s game had Purdue scoring the most points ever against the Buckeyes and the second-largest win in school history over Ohio State and its first win over a top-five-ranked opponent in 19 years.
And the historic win over Ohio State Saturday night also brought about praise from fans and former teammates like Purdue alum Drew Brees who tweeted:
The U.S. Surgeon General also weighed in with a post-game celebratory tweet:
Don’t mean to sound like a “Homer,” but I’m so happy for
@BoilerFootball and their support of @theTylerTrent right now. As a husband of a wife battling cancer right now, watching this game is just amazing. #Tylerstrong
Purdue upped their record to 4- 3 and will take on Michigan State this Saturday while Ohio State had their undefeated season end with Saturday night’s loss as their record now stands at 7 -1.