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Just when Ohio State’s defense looked like it had an answer against Purdue, it gave up the farm. Having forced the Boilermakers into third-and-9 early in the fourth quarter, down by 15 points, the Buckeyes watched in pure terror as running back D.J. Knox romped 42 yards for a touchdown.

Given the way this game has gone thus far, this was in all likelihood the dagger.

Ohio State has made too many mistakes, and the quick-strike offensive capabilities of Dwayne Haskins and Co. just haven’t shown up.

Now up by the score of 28-6, it’s Purdue’s ballgame to lose.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.