Ohio State Buckeyes loss will be felt by College Football Playoff contenders
- Author: Angelo Rivera Oct 24, 2018,
Oct 24, 2018, 1:42
ABC's Saturday Night Football showdown featuring the upset of No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue (7:30 p.m. ET) delivered a 4.2 overnight rating, ranking as the top college football game of the day and marking the seventh straight Saturday that the highest-rated primetime game aired on ESPN/ABC.
Regarding possible tension on the coaching staff in the wake of Saturday's 49-20 loss at Purdue, Meyer said, "There's things need to be fixed". The team lost two games that season, to Wofford and Georgia Southern. Purdue was really just manhandling the Ohio State offensive line and not letting them establish a run game at all. "Do something to them, say something to them, elbow them, and then when somebody else does something back, then flop".
Week 8 of the season didn't have much shock but it did pack some intrigue with matchups like Michigan vs. Michigan State, Oregon vs. Washington State, LSU vs. Mississippi State, Clemson vs. NC State and Oklahoma vs. TCU. "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".
"Once the field got shorter, it was harder for Ohio State to operate", Palm said.
Michigan State Athletic Communications Associate Director Ben Phlegar said in a statement both teams were given pregame time sheets and "were in communication earlier in the week" about MSU's pregame walk upon arriving at Spartan Stadium from the Kellogg Center. We've got a few new teams entering the projections this week and a few dropouts due to unexpected losses.
His biggest game this season was an 84-yard performance against TCU, in a game where he also had several costly drops. Knox had 128 yards on the night and three touchdowns, two of them in the fourth quarter.
This game may have killed Ohio State's playoffs hopes. Freshman receiver Rondale Moore continues to be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, and Purdue has pulled no punches in calling plays. The Buckeyes' 86 penalty yards cost the visitors more as it had personal foul penalties that kept Purdue's first and third touchdown drives alive.
After the Wolverines' 21-7 win, Harbaugh referred to the series of events as "total bush league" and said Dantonio was five yards behind his players smiling. Now the Boilermakers head into the most challenging part of their schedule with momentum and visions of a Big Ten West title. He said on a teleconference Sunday he wasn't going to address the situation, calling it "juvenile".