OSU isn’t used to defeat, but these recent Buckeyes have adopted a painful trend: When they do lose, it always seems to be a blowout. It started with Clemson in the 2016 season when the Buckeyes lost 31-0 in the CFP semifinals. Since then it seems as if every loss is a blowout that hurts their season in the worst way. In almost a repeat of last years Iowa game, Ohio State fell to Purdue 49-20. Even at the beginning, you could see the pattern of all their blowout games already forming. A lower level Big Ten team was inserting their dominance on a usually explosive offense. Through the entire first half, you could tell the momentum was swinging toward Purdue every drive. There is always a hope that OSU can come back, but in these types of games they can never swing the momentum towards them for longer than a couple of plays. After this loss, Ohio States’ playoff hopes are in jeopardy and will need big losses by key teams to try to get back into it.