WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After missing from 46 and 43 yards earlier in the half, Matt Frantz booted the Buckeyes to a 20-17 win over Purdue in West Lafayette with a 50-yard field goal with 3:10 left in the game.

OSU (4-1-1, 2-1) saw a 17-0 halftime advantage evaporate in the first 17 minutes of the second half. The Boilermakers (1-4-1, 1-2) scored on their first three possessions of the second half to tie the game.

Following Frantz’s eventual game-winning kick, Purdue started from its own 20, but could not gain a first down and turned the ball over to OSU at the Boilers’ 17-yard line with 1:39 to play. Roverback Ray Jackson broke up a final attempt from Purdue quarterback Shawn McCarthy to Anthony Hardy on fourth-and-13. Jackson matched Chris Spielman’s team-high 10 tackles for Ohio State, and was also credited with a blocked punt in the first half.

Offensively, Jaymes Bryant gained 77 yards rushing for the Buckeyes, while reserve split end Gary Clift caught two timely passes in place of the injured Everett Ross, who left the game with a concussion in the second quarter. Converted tailback Vince Workman caught a team-high four passes from the flanker spot in his first game at the new position.



Date League Season Attendance
October 17, 1989 Ohio State 1987 66,501


Ohio State71003220Win


Ross-Ade Stadium