Week 8 of the season didn't have much shock but it did pack some intrigue with matchups like Michigan vs. Michigan State, Oregon vs. Washington State, LSU vs. Mississippi State, Clemson vs. NC State and Oklahoma vs. TCU. Things will get ugly, and fast, if these guys can't get back onto the field soon. Meyer was the one calling the shots throughout the game, not Bowen.
Jeff Brohm made a decision to go for it against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday. "It is a huge moment".
Defensively, Michigan State was still down Josiah Scott and Josh Butler while the rest of the unit was relatively full-strength.
"You always want to have all your pieces, techniques, and fundamentals at your disposal for your players, and I'm not sure I provided that", Brown said Monday. Drew Brees had the same streak in 1999 that carried over to the 2000 season surpassing the 300-yard mark in Game 12 of the 1999 season (on January 1, 2000) and then games 1, 2 and 4 in 2000. "They were having trouble running the ball anyway".
Immediately after the game, Harbaugh claimed that the Spartans "clotheslined" a couple of his players while they walked past, as part of their "bush league" tactics, and that "Dantonio was five yards behind them" and "smiling" as it happened.
Both Ohio State and MI should finish with a better schedule strength than Oklahoma, though the Sooners still have a chance to beat a ranked West Virginia team on the road and possibly avenge the regular-season loss to Texas by beating the Longhorns in the Big 12 title game. "This win is one that will go in the history books, and we look forward to seeing what else the Boilermakers can do as they go head-to-head with two other ranked opponents in the coming weeks".
Knox and Markell Jones have given Purdue a strong, experienced one-two punch out of the backfield. Haskins finally hooked up with Johnnie Dixon III on a 32-yard TD pass to make it 28-13 and Terry McLaurin on a 34-yard TD pass to make it 35-20 with 4:40 to go, but Blough's TD pass to Moore and Bailey's interception return sealed it. Purdue also set a school record for points scored against the Buckeyes, besting the previous mark of 41 in 1967.
"Purdue came out and played at a pretty high level, but also they got some help from Ohio State, who did not play very well", Palm said.
Purdue was better than advertised and certainly better than it was when it lost its first three games. That way, Ohio State's only loss would have been to the Wolverines.
And after making too many mistakes early, the Boilermakers just keep making plays.