The Buckeyes buckled under the pressure. "We came in and played aggressive and I think you have to play aggressive against these guys".
Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) was one dimensional on offense with all but 76 yards of its 546 yards total offense coming on passes.
They have now won four in a row following a disappointing 0-3 start, while the Buckeyes lost their first game of the season.
Kasim Hill was 6 of 15 passing for 47 yards and a pick for the Terps (4-3, 2-2), who ran for just 68 yards after entering play averaging 245 a game on the ground. Washington State is the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12.
The issues that were evident so far in 2018 finally caught up to Ohio State with an embarrassing loss to Purdue.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong for the Buckeyes, because it's not like the Boilermakers did anything unexpected.
The loss sinks Navy to 2-5 this season and the chance to go to a seventh straight bowl game is beginning to fade. "If you don't come ready, this happens".
Instead, Ohio State reached into the Iowa City 2017 jar and pulled out the same turd it found that day and made a decision to rinse and repeat. "We have to get something going". "The glaring shortcomings we had were exposed". Ohio State responded by quickly marching down the field helped by two 15-yard penalties against Purdue's defense before settling for a 24-yard field goal. But he missed receivers down the field on a windy night and was almost picked off a couple of times before Markus Bailey scored on a late 41-yard interception return.
And they said I was insane. "We did a pretty good job playing (man-to-man) when we had to play man, a pretty good job generating a little bit of pressure, and a good job making the quarterback feel a little uncomfortable".
His offense rewarded him with a touchdown right afterward, which gave the Boilermakers a 14-3 lead heading into the half.
The Buckeyes tried to turn up the pace and the intensity in the second half but that didn't work, either. After the Buckeyes scored to make it 28-13 with under 10 minutes left, some felt the comeback was on. Blough was outstanding all night, throwing for 378 yards and three touchdowns, with no turnovers.