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Purdue 28-23

West Lafayette (66,261)

PUR takes sole possession of first place in Big Ten


Purdue trailed 17-14 but scored twice early in the fourth quarter both following interceptions of Mike Tomczak.

The first came from Don Anderson to start Purdue at its own 21. Everett hit Rick Brunner for 46-yard pass on the first play. The Boilermakers reached the OSU 16 as the third ended and three plays into the fourth, Everett hit Bruce King for four-yard touchdown.

Keith Byars carried five times on the next series before Rod Woodson picked off Tomczak, wrenching the ball from Doug Smith and racing 55 yards to the end zone.

Ohio State reached the Purdue 5 with just over five minutes left but Cris Dishman broke up a fourth-down pass to Cris Carter in the end zone.


1st Quarter

PUR: Griffin 20 yard pass from Everett (Rendina kick)

OSU: Byars 20 yard run (Spangler kick)

2nd Quarter

OSU: Spangler 24 yard field goal

3rd Quarter

OSU: Byars 14 yard run (Spangler kick)

PUR: Griffin 65 yard pass from Everett (Rendina kick)

4th Quarter

PUR: King 4 yard pass from Everett (Rendina kick)

PUR: Woodson 55 yard interception return (Rendina kick)

OSU: Carter 5 yard pass from Tomczak (run failed)



1st Downs: OSU 30, PUR 16

Rushing: OSU 47/290, PUR 36/119

Passing: OSU 280, PUR 257

Return yds: OSU 37, PUR 60

Punts: OSU 5/46, PUR 8/44

Fumbles: OSU 0, PUR 1/1

Penalties: OSU 7/74, PUR 6/55

TOP: OSU 34:00, PUR 26:00


OSU: Tomczak 20/41, 280 yds, 2 INT

PUR: Everett 17/23, 257 yds, INT


OSU: Byars 30/191, Wooldridge 10/75

PUR: Wallace 20/89, Carter 5/28, King 6/20


OSU: Byars 9/102, Carter 5/66, Lanese 3/42

PUR: Griffin 6/131, Brunner 2/58, Scott 3/26


  • Eugene Register-Guard. 7 Oct 1984.
  • Gainesville Sun. 7 Oct 1984.