Purdue did all it may to not win this sport, however Northwestern was utilizing a 3rd-string QB and could not do a lot on offense. Devin Mockobee was pulled from the sport within the first quarter and evaluated for a concussion, so we’ll maintain our eyes peeled on his standing. Finally, a dumb rule reared its head and made this sport a lot nearer than it ought to have been.
Aiden O’Connell: 16/25, 159 yards, 2 TD 0 INT
Charlie Jones: 6 REC, 46 yards, 1 TD
Payne Durham: 2 REC, 30 yards, 1 TD
Dylan Downing: 17 carries, 49 yards
Kobe Lewis: 11 carries, 42 yards
Purdue Defense: 1 INT and a couple of Fumble Recoveries
Cole Freeman: 9/20, 78 yards, 0TD 1INT
Evan Hull: 22 carries, 105 yards, 1 TD
Aiden O’Connell 15-yard TD cross to Charlie Jones
Tell me for those who’ve heard this one earlier than: Purdue takes the opening drive into opponent territory and stalls? That’s precisely what occurred on this one; fortunately, the protection compelled a 3 and out after which Purdue marched down the sector. Charlie Jones acquired the ball after the defender slipped, juked a defender, and acquired in for the rating.
Adam Stage 23-yard subject aim
Northwestern would take the following drive right down to the Purdue 5 earlier than kicking a subject aim. The drive was stored alive by a Purdue offsides on 4th and three for the Cats.
Aiden O’Connell 3-yard TD cross to Payne Durham
After buying and selling punts, Purdue would take the ball methodically down the sector for 85 yards in 13 performs. This drive included a cross that ought to have been an interception because the defender was in entrance of Mershawn Rice however the ball squeaked previous for a tip toe catch. The drive ended with a play motion crossing path to Durham.
Jalen Graham Interception
This was a giant swing. Up 14-3, Jalen Graham took a Cole Freeman cross and stepped excessive into the endzone, beginning on the 35 yard line. This choose would have made Deion Sanders proud and Jalen Graham by no means directed his celebration at anybody else. Unfortunately, this has been a rule for 11 years, so a flag was thrown, and the landing was taken off the board. The ball was positioned on the Northwestern 35 and Purdue would miss a 47-yard subject aim 4 performs later.
Cole Freeman fumble
After the Purdue missed subject aim, Cole Freeman took a run up the center and was stuffed. Lawrence Johnson stripped the ball and Cam Allen recovered. Purdue would flip the ball over on downs the next drive in Northwestern territory.
Evan Hull 2-yard TD run
After 2 punts for every staff, Northwestern took the ball 50 yards and ended with a 2-yard landing run off the left facet for Hull. Hull accounted for 35 of the 50 yards on this drive. The 2 level conversion was failed on a missed throw by Freeman.
Mitchell Fineran 26-yard subject aim
Purdue would drive the ball 65 yards, together with a gutsy 1-yard run by Dylan Downing on the 4th down After just a few AOC misfires to the tip zone, the sector aim was kicked to go up 17-9.
Northwestern turnover on downs
Northwestern took the following drive and rushed the ball 10 straight occasions, bringing the clock right down to 1:33 and organising a 4th and 4 on the Purdue 48. Cole Freeman was then sacked (he could have fumbled, however they didn’t make clear because it was Purdue’s ball both means). Purdue would wind the clock down and punt with 22 seconds left on the Northwestern 12. After 3 passing makes an attempt, Purdue tackled Evan Hull for a brief acquire to finish the atrocity.
This was not a reasonably sport, however a win is a win. The Iowa – Minnesota sport is about to kick off, so ROW THE DAMN BOAT!