The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) certainly have played it their way lately. Quarterback David Blough tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Zico in the corner of the end zone to make it 7-0. The 5-foot-7 running back totaled 128 yards on 16 carries, his third 100-yard game of the season and second in a row.
No. 18 Penn State 33, IN 28: Trace McSorley passed for 220 yards, ran for 107 and had a hand IN three touchdowns IN Bloomington, Ind. But he missed receivers down the field on a windy night at Ross-Ade Stadium and was almost picked off a couple of times before Markus Bailey scored on a late 41-yard interception return.
The Buckeyes were 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.
It was no fluke, either. Until today, the Big Ten's best chance to get two teams in would have been MI winning out and winning the Big Ten. The Boilermakers held the Buckeyes without a touchdown in the first half.
The Buckeyes tried to crank up the pace and the intensity in the second half but that didn't work, either.
Buckeyes: This wasn't just a loss. Instead of the luxury of separation that comes with being undefeated, Ohio State or MI needs to finish as a one-loss Big Ten champ - and even that might not be enough for the Buckeyes if Oklahoma can run the table and wow the selection committee in the Big 12 title game.
After the game, Haskins, head coach Urban Meyer, wide receiver Terry McLaurin, and safety Jordan Fuller met with the media to discuss the game.
Boilermakers: This is easily the biggest win of Brohm's brief tenure, and now the Boilermakers head into the most challenging part of their schedule with momentum and visions of a Big Ten West title.
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.
As for the remaining 11-through-25, here's how they stand.
Buckeyes: Have a bye week to contemplate what went wrong before hosting Nebraska on November 3.
The bye week comes at a good time for the defending Big Ten champs, which still have road games at Michigan State and Maryland before their annual clash with Michigan on November 24.