Wow, what a game. Anyone that would have ever guessed that Kenny Guiton would be the hero in a Buckeyes victory likely would have been labeled as crazy before this one.
But Braxton Miller’s injury forced Guiton into the ballgame, where he miraculously saved the Buckeyes’ perfect season by leading the team to two TDs and a two-point conversion in the final minute of regulation and overtime.
The Ohio State defense then held the Boilermakers on fourth down, securing the 29-22 victory.
1st Quarter PURD – OHST
Caleb TerBush passed to Akeem Shavers to the left for 83 yard gain (Paul Griggs missed PAT)
6 – 0
Braxton Miller rushed to the right for 8 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)
6 – 7
Ohio St. kicked off, Akeem Hunt returned kickoff for 100 yards (Paul Griggs made PAT)
13 – 7
2nd Quarter PURD – OHST
13 – 7
3rd Quarter PURD – OHST
Carlos Hyde rushed to the right for 2 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)
13 – 14
Caleb TerBush passed to Gary Bush to the right for 31 yard gain (Paul Griggs made PAT)
20 – 14
4th Quarter PURD – OHST
22 – 14
Kenny Guiton passed to Chris Fields to the left for 2 yard gain (2pt attempt converted, Kenny Guiton pass to Jeff Heuerman)
22 – 22
OT PURD – OHST
Carlos Hyde rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)
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