Ohio State vs. Purdue 2013 final score: Buckeyes blank Boilermakers, 56-0

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State was dominant on both sides of the ball as it continued its charge toward a second straight undefeated season.

Ohio State kept its BCS Championship dreams alive another week by drubbing hapless Purdue 56-0 in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes ran up a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and coasted from there, and Purdue was completely ineffectual.

Ohio State's defense was dominant yet again, holding Purdue scoreless and under 100 yards of total offense until midway through the fourth quarter, when the backups were in. Purdue QB Danny Etling continued his growing pains as a true freshman: 13-for-29, 89 yards, one pick. Oof.

Oh, and Buckeyes fans completely took over Purdue's stadium, at one point getting a full "O-H-I-O" chant going.

Box Score Hero: Braxton Miller went 19-for-23 for 233 yards and four touchdowns before an early exit. Here's one of those scores:

Osuflip_medium

Don't look now, but Miller's stats on the year? 108-149 (over 70 percent), 1316 yards, 15 touchdowns, three picks and a passer rating of 175.5. Oh, and 410 yards rushing and a pair of scores on the ground. That's all while missing most of a ludicrously easy non-conference schedule. He's good.

Rankings Ramifications: Ohio State will stay firmly entrenched at No. 4 unless and until someone ahead of it loses. At 1-7, Purdue is unlikely to garner any votes.

But Did They Cover? Ohio State was favored by anywhere from 31.5 to 33 points. The Buckeyes took care of that halfway through the second quarter.

For More On This Game: For more on Boilermakers football, visit Purdue community Hammer And Rails. For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State community Land-Grant Holy Land, plus Big Ten community Off Tackle Empire.

Next Week's Schedule: Ohio State is idle next week before a Nov. 16 trip to Illinois, while Purdue hosts Iowa next week.

More from SB Nation college football:

Full Week 10 college football TV schedule guide

• Long read: Inside Chip Kelly’s New Hampshire laboratory

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.