Saturday, November 12, 2011
Overtime in West Lafayette
By Brian Bennett
One thing about the Big Ten: the games have been pretty exciting this year. We've got another thriller in West Lafayette, where Ohio State and Purdue are going to overtime tied at 20.
The Buckeyes methodically chipped away at a 17-7 halftime deficit and tied the score on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Jordan Hall. It was a spectacular play by Miller, who hurdled prone center Michael Brewster to stay alive against the pressure, then threw across the field to Hall for the score. But Purdue's Bruce Gaston blocked the extra point to keep the score tied.
The Boilers were nearing field-goal range in the final minute, but Robert Marve inexplicably overthrew his receiver and Ohio State's Orhian Johnson intercepted it on the 15. Danny Hope will be questioned for that call if Purdue loses in OT.