Buckeyes prevail in OT without Miller 29-22

3:00 PM, Oct 20, 2012   |    comments
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Columbus, OH -- Kenny Guiton took over for an injured Braxton Miller and led Ohio State to a tying touchdown and two-point conversion with only three seconds to play in regulation before Carlos Hyde scored in overtime, as the seventh-ranked Buckeyes remained unbeaten with a 29-22 victory over Purdue.

Ohio State played the entire fourth quarter without Miller, who was hurt while being dragged down at the end of a 37-yard run in the final minute of the third quarter. He was eventually taken to a local hospital.

Guiton could not muster any offense for the Buckeyes. A penalty in the end zone gave Purdue a safety and an eight-point lead before an interception allowed the Boilermakers a chance to run out the final 2:40 and exit Ohio Stadium with a victory for the first time since 1988.

They left 47 seconds on the clock and the Buckeyes took advantage.

Guiton drove Ohio State 61 yards in seven plays, aided by a pass interference penalty in the end zone on a third-down incompletion, and capped the set with a two-yard TD pass to Chris Fields. He then found tight end Jeff Heuerman for the tying two-point conversion.

Ohio State took possession first to start the overtime and a 17-yard pass from Guiton to Jake Stoneburner set up Hyde's 1-yard touchdown run. The Boilermakers could not answer, as Caleb TerBush's fourth-down pass into the end zone fell harmlessly incomplete.


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