This is why the Big 12 isn't done yet.
Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) was one dimensional on offense with all but 76 yards of its 546 yards total offense coming on passes.
It's why the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee don't release their first ranking until October 30, because the story is just beginning to unfold, and one upset can cause a ripple effect throughout the entire cast of contenders.
In a night filled with swirling winds and chilly temperatures, the Purdue football team found a way ignore the weather elements and heat up their offense and crush the number two college football team in the nation, Ohio State, with a resounding 49 - 20 win at Ross- Ade Stadium Saturday night.
As it turned out, the second-ranked Buckeyes weren't able to get the job done, as Purdue went from being a 12-point underdog to taking down Ohio State by double-digits.
Jeff Brohm made a decision to go for it against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday.
Instead, Ohio State reached into the Iowa City 2017 jar and pulled out the same turd it found that day and chose to rinse and repeat.
Now? It boils down to one or the other on November 24 - assuming, of course, neither stumbles again before then.
After the game, Haskins, head coach Urban Meyer, wide receiver Terry McLaurin, and safety Jordan Fuller met with the media to discuss the game. "There are some serious shortcomings right now that we have to get fixed". Cracking the top four also requires teams to pass the so-called eye test, and Ohio State didn't do that on Saturday. "When they checked, we checked, so it was a cat-and-mouse game we were trying to play and we happened to win".
The Buckeyes reached the red zone four times on the night and managed just two field goals, missing a third and failing on a fourth-and-goal attempt in the third quarter.
It paid off against Ohio State.
On the same day Ohio State lost, Oklahoma beat TCU 52-27, and the committee compares common opponents.
Blough outplayed Heisman Trophy candidate Dwayne Haskins Jr., finishing 25-of-43 for 378 yards and sealing the victory with a 43-yard scoring pass to Rondale Moore with 3:37 to play. "I think I want that to be the quote, it's comforting knowing we have the best play-caller in the country on our team". "People running into you, falling over and I'm like, 'No, get up please.' I mean, it was a great time and an fantastic moment". "Every time you thought we were going to swing and get back in it, didn't score in the red zone. have a turnover or give up a big hit".
Ohio State has a neutral-site nonconference win against TCU and a road win at Penn State, and it could further impress the committee with a win at Michigan State on November 10 and a home win over rival Michigan on November 24, plus the Big Ten title game. Notre Dame 4. LSU 5.
The Buckeyes were also called for 10 penalties and faced their largest halftime deficit of the season, 14-3, before giving up four scoring plays of more than 40 yards in the fourth quarter.
The biggest surprise of the week wasn't even a battle of ranked teams, it was actually the primetime matchup between Purdue and Ohio State.