"Even at (Indiana) past year when they stormed the field, this was probably 10 times crazier".
"I'm very surprised. I thought we had a good week of work", coach Urban Meyer said.
Mistake-prone Ohio State (7-1, 4-1) had its 12-game winning streak snapped, fell out of the Big Ten East lead behind rival MI and now must fight away its way back into playoff position.
Purdue jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 1:10 left in the first quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Blough to Issac Zico.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said he emphasized being aggressive in all facets of the game and his team played with aggression.
"Once you get to the red zone, you really have to buckle down and understand spacing", Blackmon said.
Against a Buckeyes team that came in averaging 46 points per game, the fifth-most in the nation, the Purdue defense was the story of the night.
This one won't soon be forgotten by the Boilermakers or the Buckeyes, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped while falling one game behind rival MI in the Big Ten East.
When Ohio State fell behind 14-3 at halftime after settling for field goal attempts, one successful and one that wasn't, on two trips into the red zone (inside the 20-yard line) it was a cause for concern. Fans spilled onto the field as the Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1) tried to avoid them as they headed to the locker room.
Purdue (4-3, 3-1) announced its intention to compete early in the game with a couple of defensive stops.
It wasn't all that long ago that it was that same defense stewing over its three-game losing streak to open the season, the final two of those losses coming after that defense surrendered game-deciding scoring drives.
David Blough threw for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns, while DJ Knox ran for three scores.
Now Ohio State must fight its way back into the CFP mix. But Knox scored on runs of 42 and 40 yards, Blough found Moore on a 43-yard TD pass and Bailey sealed it with the interception return. "I think I want that to be the quote, it's comforting knowing we have the best play-caller in the country on our team".
He sent his field-goal unit out onto the field, but instead of going for three he called for a fake that worked to perfection.