5 takeaways from Week 8 loss to MI

Oct 24, 2018, 01:41
5 takeaways from Week 8 loss to MI

Unranked Purdue destroyed No. 2 Ohio State, 49-20 to hand the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.

Ohio State was in the red zone five times against three-loss Purdue and came away with two field goals, and the Buckeyes' defense has allowed 35 plays of 25-plus yards this season - already five more than all of previous year.

Ohio State lost a game and a receiver during its trip to Purdue last Saturday. Overall, the conference has six ranked teams, all of which are in the top 16: Alabama (No. 1), LSU (No. 4), Georgia (No. 7), Florida (No. 9), Kentucky (No. 12), and Texas A&M (No. 16). The Buckeyes have to find themselves and get ready for the tough last stretch of the season.

"Once we chose to open this thing up and stay on the attack and be more aggressive, our guys have done a great job", Brohm said Monday.

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Two days after Michigan State fell to now-No. The Buckeyes are now ranked 116th in the country in red zone offense.

It was a wild weekend for our state's sports teams, to say the least.

Schedule and win-loss records only get teams so high in the committee's ranking. So another week of rest could do wonders for the wide receiver as next week we could get a more serious update on Black's return.

His biggest game this season was an 84-yard performance against TCU, in a game where he also had several costly drops. David Blough is 135 of 224 (60.3 percent) with 1,951 yards, 13 touchdowns and only two interceptions since replacing the injured Elijah Sindelar as the starting quarterback in Week 3.

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Purdue led 21-6 after three quarters then put four touchdowns on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter to put the game into the blowout category.

Trace McSorley threw for 282 yards and a touchdown in addition to running for 76 yards and three scores.

Michigan: Off until hosting Penn State on November 3.

Boilermakers: This is easily the biggest win of Brohm's brief tenure, and now the Boilermakers head into the most challenging part of their schedule with momentum and visions of a Big Ten West title. 5 MI 21-7 Saturday afternoon, there's still a back-and-forth exchange going on between the two programs. "And we're going to enjoy the game and roll the dice and see what happens".

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