Braxton Miller scored the first touchdown of the game for Ohio State by taking a zone-read and scooting into the end zone from six yards out to give the Buckeyes a 7-6 lead. Purdue came right back though when Akeem Hunt returned the opening kickoff over a hundred yards to give Purdue a 13-7 lead.
In the second half, Carlos Hyde would give Ohio State a 14-13 lead after taking the handoff from Miller and going in two yards. Purdue responded with a quick Caleb Terbush connection to Gary Bush for 31 yards as the Boilermakers retook the lead. Miller would then try to rally Ohio State back in the third quarter, but he would get injured after a 37 yard scamper and would have to be replaced by Ken Guiton for the remainder of the game.
Down 22-14 in the 4th quarter, Guiton would then lead Ohio State down the field on a game-saving drive, finding Chris Fields for the touchdown and then would convert the two-point attempt on a completion to Jeff Heuerman. In overtime, Hyde would rush for the go-ahead score, and the Buckeyes would hold Purdue out of the end zone on their try.