Monday, October 19th, 2009

Purdue Shocks #7 Ohio State

October 17, 2009 by Allison Boyer  
Filed under Football

One of the biggest shockers of the season so far has to be today’s game Purdue played against Ohio State. Going into this week, Ohio State’s record wasn’t perfect. That said, Purdue was coming off of a five-game losing streak. So, no one thought that today would be difficult for the Buckeyes.

Yet, it was. So difficult, in fact, that the Boilermakers took advantage of Terrelle Pryor’s fumbles and interceptions and when on to win 26 – 18.

That’s not to say that Purdue only won because Ohio State didn’t play well. Quarterback Joey Elliott did well today, especially in the second half, and the Purdue defense kept forcing turnovers and stopping drives. Purdue dominated, simple as that.

It’s easy to forget that Pryor isn’t an experienced upperclassman. Yes, he’s a good player, but days like today remind us all that he still has a lot to learn. Getting to a BCS Bowl Game is nearly impossible at this point, unless drastic things happen in college football, but I can see him growing as a quarterback, and I’ll be interested to see what he does the rest of the season and next year.

Image: Newscom

Image: Newscom

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