Every football season has its signature moment, and the Ohio State Buckeyes can look back on a game that they should have won more convincingly and call that the biggest win of the year.
Beating Wisconsin and Michigan at the end of the season were obviously tremendous in their own way. But each game had plenty of moments where it looked like the Buckeyes were going to win.
OSU had every reason to lose a game in which it somehow won 29-22 against Purdue in overtime.
A loss would have also ended a shot at a perfect season, and may have slowly derailed the positive energy directed towards going unbeaten.
The Buckeyes had given up all sorts of big plays and never got their offense going. All seemed lost when Braxton Miller went down in the third quarter with what looked like a devastating injury.
OSU committed a safety, fell behind seven and followed it up with a turnover with under three minutes left to play.
After a defensive stand to get the ball back, coach Urban Meyer made sure that…
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