Nov. 12, 2011
Purdue 26, Ohio State 23 (OT)
Purdue is now 14-38-2 all-time against Ohio State, including an 8-11 mark in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Head Coach Danny Hope now owns a career record of 49-42, including a 14-20 mark at Purdue (9-13 Big Ten).
The win is Purdue's second straight over the Buckeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium and its second in the last three meetings.
The win is Purdue's first overtime victory since 2006 (a 38-31 win over Miami (Ohio)). The Boilermakers had lost two-straight overtime games heading into today's contest.
Saturday was Purdue's first overtime game of the season.
The Boilermakers scored on their opening drive for the third-straight game and fourth time this season.
Purdue completed passes to nine different receivers on Saturday.
The Purdue defense posted four sacks on the day, matching its single-game high this season.
Purdue had 363 yards of total offense, including 234-yards passing which matched the season-high (Middle Tennessee).
The Boilermaker defense held Ohio State under 300-yards total offense (295), including its third-lowest rushing total of the season (163).
Robert Marve scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime, rushing in from half-a-yard out. He was 10-of-13 passing for 94 yards and an interception.
Caleb TerBush completed 15-of-24 for 140 yards.
Ralph Bolden punched in his fourth rushing score of the season and 13th of his career. Bolden carried the ball 18 times for 80 yards, his third-best rushing total of the season.
Akeem Shavers scored his team-best sixth rushing touchdown of the season (seventh total score). He finished with nine carries for 19 yards.
Justin Siller led the Boilermakers with six receptions for 45 yards.
Antavian Edison had five receptions for 47 yards, extending his streak to 18 consecutive games with a catch.
Gary Bush had a career-high four receptions, including his overtime reception that put the ball inside the one-yard line.
Kawann Short had a single-game best three sacks on the day, finishing with six tackles, including four solo stops.