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Ohio State vs. Purdue score update: Jeff Heuerman adds to huge day, up 42-0

Jeff Heuerman eclipsed the 100 yard receiving mark as the Ohio State offense continued to roll each time they possessed the ball.

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While the quarter was different, it was the same result for Purdue as they continued their drive. Ryan Shazier made a tackle in the backfield to force a third and long, and then the Silver Bullets used that energy for force another stop, getting the ball back into the hands of the almost unstoppable offense.

Dontre Wilson was inserted into the action for the first time on the day, catching a pass for six yards and then rushing for nine on back-to-back plays. Facing a rare third and long, the money man, Jeff Heuerman moved the chains with a with a 16 yard gain, putting him at over 100 yards on the day. Kenny Guiton entered the game and that's where Guiton channeled his inner Tim Tebow, throwing a jump pass to Chris Fields for another Buckeye touchdown.

Ohio State's defense continued their new-look, high pressure defense. With a nice blend of blitzes, Purdue was faced with a 3rd and 21 and that proved to be too much for Danny Etling as an incompletion and a called-back punt return gave the Buckeyes possession at the 33 yard line with just over six minutes to play.

Purdue's defense was aided by a holding penalty on Marcus Hall and forced Ohio State's first punt of the game. Unable to do anything with the ball, Ohio State retook possession and it became the Carlos Hyde show after being MIA for most of the game. With runs of 9, 21 and 42, the Buckeyes capped off the drive with a 10 yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Ezekiel Elliott.

Key stats:

- Braxton Miller: 19/22 233 yards, 4 TDs, 1 interception

- Jeff Heuerman: 5 catches, 116 yards 1 TD

- Carlos Hyde: 7 carries 91 yards

Total yards: OSU- 350 Purdue- 87