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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