Kirk Barron reacts to Purdue’s upset over No. 2 Ohio State
WEST LAFAYETTE —
It was pretty loud in Ross-Ade Stadium Saturday night.
In case you couldn't hear what Kirk Barron had to say after Purdue's upset over Ohio State, it was "How are we feeling? We just knocked off the No. 2 team in the country. Go Boilers.”
The former Marian standout helped the Boilermakers to a 49-20 victory over the Buckeyes.
Barron, Purdue's center, opened up some major holes for running back DJ Knox who earned national player of the week for his three rushing touchdowns and 128 yards.
Purdue averaged 7.5 yards per play Saturday night.
That explosiveness started up front with senior and two-time captain Kirk Barron.
WSBT 22 was able to catch up with Barron Monday via FaceTime to talk about that wild ride Saturday night.
We asked Barron to put it into words what was going through his head there.
"I was just having fun, I was just trying to take in that moment," said Barron. "Our chaplain said to us before our pre-game meal, 'You know this is a glory moment something that you can tell your kids, your grand kids. You know you knocked off Ohio state.' It's one of those things I'm thinking, ‘Wow, we just did this.’ I'm ecstatic. It's almost a numbing feeling how happy I was.”
Congrats to Kirk and the rest of the Boilermakers!
When the No. 2 team in the country falls in the fashion that they did, there are some major poll implications.
OSU fell nine spots to No.11. Without playing a game this week because of their bye, Notre Dame has inched their way up to No. 3 in the CFB AP Poll.
The Irish will put their undefeated record on the line on the west coast this weekend.
Notre Dame will play Navy in San Diego.
WSBT 22 will be in Cali as well. We'll have a live special to preview their matchup with the midshipmen starting right here on WSBT 22 on Saturday at 7 p.m.