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5 Answers: Ohio State at Purdue

Jim Tressel

There was not much for Ohio State fans to like about the Buckeyes' 26-18 loss at Purdue on Saturday. The visitors failed to get a faster start or make quicker adjustments, while the Purdue offense managed to execute without as many mistakes as had doomed it during a five-game losing streak.

1. Can Ohio State get off to a fast start? So much for taking the opponent out of the game early. Purdue won the toss and opted to defer, a decision that proved wonderful for them when Terrelle Pryor fumbled on Ohio State's second play. That gave the Boilermakers possession at the OSU 20-yard line. Although they managed just a field goal, the sequence no doubt was a boon for the underdog...

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