Ohio State Postgame Notes for Purdue Game; with Ryan Day Press Conference

Ryan Day (megasportsnews.com photo)
Ryan Day OSU HC Postgame Press Confrence OSU 59 Purdue 41 11 13 2021.mp3

Ohio State 59, Purdue 31
November 13, 2021
Ohio Stadium — 101,009

  • Ohio State defeated Purdue 59-31 in front of 101,009 fans improving its record to 9-1 on the season.
  • Ohio State now leads the all-time series against Purdue, which started in 1919, 40-15-2.
  • Ohio State is 27-5-2 vs. Purdue in Ohio Stadium and has won nine consecutive games at home in the series dating to a 31-26 Purdue win in 1988.
  • The 45 points in the first half are tied for most against a Big 10 opponent in the last 15 years; the other was this year against Rutgers and against Northwestern in 2007.
  • This was the ninth time in program history that Ohio State scored 50 or more points against a ranked opponent.
  • This is Ohio State’s seventh game this season with 500 or more yards of total offense and it’s third game of 600 or more.
  • In five of the 10 games this season, the Buckeyes have scored 50 or more points, including the 59 points today.
  • Garrett Wilson’s four-touchdown game, three receiving and one rushing, is the most for an Ohio State wide receiver since Noah Brown’s four-touchdown game against Oklahoma 2016. It is also the first four-touchdown game since J.K. Dobbins scored four in 2019 against Michigan.
  • Today marks Wilson’s second multiple-touchdown game of the year; the previous game was against Maryland.
  • For the first time in his Ohio State career, Wilson scored more than three touchdowns (4) in a game and accomplished the feat the first half.
  • Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba surpassed 1,000 yards on the season after today’s 139-yard performance puts him at 1,027 yards on the season.
  • The five touchdown passes from quarterback C.J. Stroud matches his career best which he previously set against Maryland.
  • TreVeyon Henderson has scored at least one touchdown in nine of 10 games this season.
  • Henderson is second in touchdowns scored by an Ohio State freshman with 17 and is just one behind Maurice Clarett’s freshman record of 18.
  • Chris Olave moved into the top-five all-time in program history for career receptions with 162, passing Gary Williams (154 from 1979-82).
  • Olave needs just two more touchdowns to break David Boston’s career record of 34 receiving touchdowns.
  • Noah Ruggles has converted on a nation’s best 18 consecutive field goal attempts. He hit his final two attempts at North Carolina and is 16-of-16 as a Buckeye.
  • Ruggles has also converted on 25 consecutive FGAs inside of 50 yards. He is 35-of-43 for his career in FGs and 105-of-105 in extra point attempts.
  • Defensive lineman Jerron Cage recorded his second fumble recovery in three games.
  • Freshman cornerback Denzel Burke had a season-high 11 tackles on the day, topping his previous high of five against Tulsa.
  • Defensive end Zach Harrison led the team with two tackles for loss and also notched a career-high six total tackles on the day.

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