August 26, 2014

Gordon Gee: Big Ten expansion talks ongoing

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee told the university’s Athletic Council last December that talks regarding the Big Ten’s further expansion were “ongoing”. On the heels of adding Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers it appears the Big Ten is not quite done expanding.

Gee “believes there is movement towards three or four super conferences that are made up of 16-20 teams.” After Maryland and Rutgers officially become members the conference will be at 14 teams.

The Ohio State president did not name specific schools that the conference was targeting, but said “there are opportunities to move further south in the East and possibly a couple of Midwest universities.”

Box Score: No. 7 OSU Buckeyes 29, Purdue Boilermakers 22 (OT)

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.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter PURD – OHST
15:00 Purdue Boilermakers PURD TD Caleb TerBush passed to Akeem Shavers to the left for 83 yard gain (Paul Griggs missed PAT) 6 – 0
6:02 Ohio State Buckeyes OHST TD Braxton Miller rushed to the right for 8 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 6 – 7
5:29 Purdue Boilermakers PURD TD Ohio St. kicked off, Akeem Hunt returned kickoff for 100 yards (Paul Griggs made PAT) 13 – 7
2nd Quarter PURD – OHST
None 13 – 7
3rd Quarter PURD – OHST
8:19 Ohio State Buckeyes OHST TD Carlos Hyde rushed to the right for 2 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 13 – 14
4:24 Purdue Boilermakers PURD TD Caleb TerBush passed to Gary Bush to the right for 31 yard gain (Paul Griggs made PAT) 20 – 14
4th Quarter PURD – OHST
10:51 Purdue Boilermakers PURD SAF Safety 22 – 14
0:12 Ohio State Buckeyes OHST TD 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
0:00 Ohio State Buckeyes OHST TD Carlos Hyde rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 22 – 29

Passing

Purdue Boilermakers Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Caleb TerBush 19 30 232 63.3 7.7 0 0 2 1 143.6
Rob Henry 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 0 0 0.0
Ohio State Buckeyes Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Braxton Miller 9 20 113 45.0 5.7 2 10 0 1 82.5
Kenny Guiton 6 11 77 54.5 7.0 0 0 1 1 125.2

Rushing

Purdue Boilermakers Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Ralph Bolden 9 33 3.7 8 0 0
Akeem Shavers 7 30 4.3 14 0 0
Akeem Hunt 5 15 3.0 14 0 0
Brandon Cottom 5 15 3.0 7 0 0
Caleb TerBush 8 13 1.6 6 0 0
Rob Henry 2 4 2.0 9 0 0
Cody Webster 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
Antavian Edison 2 1 0.5 1 0 0
Ohio State Buckeyes Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Carlos Hyde 18 91 5.1 20 2 0
Braxton Miller 12 47 3.9 37 1 2
Corey (Philly) Brown 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
Rod Smith 2 3 1.5 2 0 0
Kenny Guiton 3 2 0.7 2 0 0

Receiving

Purdue Boilermakers Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Akeem Shavers 3 93 31.0 83 1 0
Dolapo Macarthy 6 49 8.2 13 0 0
Gary Bush 2 39 19.5 31 1 0
Akeem Hunt 2 21 10.5 20 0 0
Crosby Wright 2 14 7.0 8 0 0
Antavian Edison 2 10 5.0 7 0 0
Gabe Holmes 2 6 3.0 5 0 0
Ohio State Buckeyes Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Devin Smith 2 48 24.0 39 0 0
Corey (Philly) Brown 3 44 14.7 19 0 0
Chris Fields 3 44 14.7 35 1 0
Jake Stoneburner 1 17 17.0 17 0 0
Evan Spencer 2 15 7.5 8 0 0
Michael Thomas 1 11 11.0 11 0 0
Carlos Hyde 2 6 3.0 4 0 0
Jeff Heuerman 1 5 5.0 5 0 0

Kicking

Purdue Boilermakers XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Paul Griggs 2 3 0 2 0 0.0 2
Ohio State Buckeyes XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Drew Basil 3 3 0 1 0 0.0 3

Punting

Purdue Boilermakers Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Cody Webster 7 47.3 0 1 2
Ohio State Buckeyes Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Ben Buchanan 5 43.2 0 2 0