I'll admit, I was at least a little nervous. It's hard not to be, as a fan of a little-heralded football program like Ohio State, especially as they were matched up against the juggernaut that is the Purdue Boilermakers. But our scrappy squad of grinders came out on top Saturday, eking out a win against a team with multiple top-five victories this season and an elite passing attack.
Hopefully this is the kind of victory that will gain Ohio State football some national recognition and respect; it's about time that college football as a whole understands that the Buckeyes are a bonafide contender for the Big Ten East, and (with a little luck) might just take home the conference championship. That'd put them in serious contention for consideration to some of the more prestigious bowls at the end of the season, a prospect that Ohio State fans would surely welcome.
Congratulations to the Ohio State Buckeye football team on their unlikely triumph!
To God be the Glory! The journey continues!— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) November 14, 2021
Headed to the Jugs— Cameron Brown (@luh_cam_) November 14, 2021
@jaxon_smith1 that play look familiar— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) November 13, 2021
B U C K E Y E S— Tyquan Lewis (@PrimeTime_Lewis) November 13, 2021
We are whooping on Purdue. We have these size 12s where the sun dont shine. Aint no upsets on this set. Ryan Day making that clear— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) November 13, 2021
Bucks are back. Cement them in the top 4. Never a doubt!— Joey Lane (@JoeySmoke14) November 13, 2021
G5 boy you having a day !!!!!!— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) November 13, 2021
I ABOUT PEED MY PANTS
Can I get an ... pic.twitter.com/xnCxwcDvhY— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) November 13, 2021
Thank you for visiting after conducting the fly over! And thanks for your service! pic.twitter.com/GEuFutvytn— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) November 14, 2021
That facemask on Olave was worse than 98% of targeting penalties— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) November 13, 2021
Chris Booker, formerly of the OSU Club Football team, forces the fumble. @JGrega11 is the best developer of football talent on OSU's campus. Can't tell me otherwise.— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) November 13, 2021
Hit the hole and just DUSTED everyone.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 13, 2021
TreVeyon Henderson looking like he was shot out of a cannon. pic.twitter.com/BtHg22J7nf
Garrett Wilson is the first player in Ohio State history with 3 rec TD and a rush TD in a game. pic.twitter.com/URtbhzh2Fx— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 13, 2021
The mighty men of Michigan State are up next as Ohio State continues their march to the Citrus Bowl. See you then!
- #4 Ohio State 59, #19 Purdue 31
- • Ohio State Rolls Over Purdue
- • The Buckeye Offense Has Roared Back to Form
- • Garrett Wilson Proves His Value to This Team
- • Jeff Brohm Says Purdue WAs "Lucky to Hold Them to 59"
- • Ohio State Postgame • Notebook • Quotebook
- • Photos • Five Things • Debriefing • 3 Key Stats • Social Reactions