After two landslide defeats, losing a close one didn't feel any better to Purdue.
Caleb TerBush and the Boilermakers had No. 7 Ohio State right where they wanted. The Buckeyes were down by eight points with 47 seconds left and a long way to go to the end zone. They were also missing their star quarterback.
But backup Kenny Guiton threw a TD pass with 3 seconds left and followed it with another completion for the tying two-point conversion to force overtime. From there, the Buckeyes scored on a run by Carlos Hyde, and the Boilermakers misfired on four passes. That was enough for Ohio State to seal a 29-22 victory.
''The past couple of weeks we got blown out at home,'' TerBush said, referring to 44-13 and 38-14 losses to Michigan and Wisconsin, respectively. ''Then we fight down to the wire at Ohio State. It would have been a huge win for us. It's disappointing, but as we learned from the past couple of weeks, we have to move on.''