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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: No. 4 Ohio State crushes Purdue

2013-11-02T20:15:00Z 2013-11-03T01:49:05Z COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: No. 4 Ohio State crushes PurdueThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 02, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

Purdue coach Darrell Hazell expected more than this Saturday.

He watched freshman quarterback, Danny Etling, get beaten up again. He saw the running game stopped cold again. He saw a defense repeatedly out of position.

The predictable result— more dubious records.

Braxton Miller threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns and backup Kenny Guiton added another TD pass and two more rushing scores as No. 4 Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 21 with a record-breaking 56-0 victory against Purdue.

Etling was 13 of 29 for 89 yards with no touchdowns, six sacks and an interception that was returned for a score on his first pass of the game. The Boilermakers (1-7, 0-4) ran 27 times for 27 yards. The defense gave up 640 yards and five touchdowns passing.

Purdue has now lost six straight, been shut out in back-to-back games for the first time since 1953 and still hasn't taken a snap in the red zone since late in a Sept. 28 loss to Northern Illinois.

Opponents have broken the Ross-Ade Stadium scoring record twice this season, and Saturday's debacle will go down as the worst home loss in school history and tied for the worst loss ever at Purdue. The Boilermakers also lost 56-0 to Chicago in 1907 and to Iowa in 1922.

Indianapolis 27, Saint Joseph's 24: Senior Klay Fiechter rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown to lift the NCAA II 18th-ranked Greyhounds (8-1, 5-0 Great Lakes Valley) past the host Pumas (6-3, 3-2). His 30-yard rushing TD in the first quarter gave him 43 for his career, tying Dick Nyers' 58-year-old school record. Fiechter ended the day 4 yards short of becoming the school's all-time leading rusher.

Winners of six straight, the Indianapolis came into the day leading Division II in scoring defense (10.9 ppg) but allowed more points than their previous four games combined.

Butler 33, Dayton 30: Matt Lancaster passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to lift Butler over Dayton in a win.

Lancaster, who completed 18 of 27 passes, put the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 Pioneer League) on the scoreboard with a 56-yard scramble into the end zone. He threw a 20-yard TD pass to Dylan Johnson and a 6-yarder to Zack Wolfe, before plunging into the end zone from the 1-yard line to give the Bulldogs the comeback lead. Jonathan Treloar kicked two 33-yard field goals.

Dayton (6-3, 4-2) got a big day from Will Bardo, who passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard throw to Gary Hunter, and ran in a third score from the 18-yard line to give the Flyers a half-time lead that evaporated when Butler scored 24 unanswered points.

Missouri St. 49, Indiana St. 7: Missouri State returned a school-record three interceptions for touchdowns on the way to a blowout over Indiana State.

Rique Bentley, Jeremy Springer and Sybhrian Berry each scored on interceptions as a part of a 28-0 third quarter for Missouri State (4-6, 4-2 Missouri Valley). Jeremy Springer almost returned an interception in the fourth quarter for a fourth defensive score but was knocked out of bounds at the Indiana State 12.

Missouri State outrushed the Sycamores 210-115. Ryan Heaston ran 14 times for 89 yards for the Bears and Mikael Cooper-Falls added 49 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

The Sycamores' only touchdown came from the game's first interception returned for a touchdown by Donavan Layne in the second quarter. After he tied the score at 7, Missouri State scored 42 unanswered points.

The loss snapped Indiana State's (1-8, 0-5) three-game winning streak against the Bears.

No. 22 Wisconsin 28, Iowa 9: James White ran for 132 yards and a pair of late touchdowns as Wisconsin overwhelmed Iowa (5-4, 2-3 Big Ten) for its third straight win.

Joel Stave added two touchdown passes for the Badgers (6-2, 4-1), who are bowl eligible for the 12th year in a row.

No. 24 Michigan State 29, No. 23 Michigan 6: Shilique Calhoun, Ed Davis and the rest of Michigan State's defense battered rival Michigan 6-2, 2-2), and the Spartans remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a victory over the Wolverines.

Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) has won five of the last six meetings with the Wolverines, and this was the Spartans' most lopsided win in the series since 1967.

No. 9 Clemson 59, Virginia 10: Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and Clemson (8-1, 6-1 ACC) broke the game open with three touchdowns in the last 4:18 of the first half.

The Hampton, Va., native became the Atlantic Coast Conference's career leader in touchdown-making with a 33-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to start the scoring for the Tigers. It broke a tie at 112 TDs with North Carolina State's Philip Rivers. 

Virginia (2-7, 0-5) lost its sixth in a row and for the 15th time in its last 19 games.

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