Purdue Boilermakers News
9-22-14: The Purdue Boilermakers hosted the Southern Illinois Salukis this week at home in Ross-Ade Stadium. The Boilermakers have had a disappointing start to their season as they brought their 1-2 record into play this week against the undefeated Salukis. Purdue jumped out to a huge lead quickly and had some of their regulars actually on the bench shortly after halftime. Purdue led 25-0 until they allowed a field goal with 1:05 left in the half to give the Salukis their first score. Southern Illinois kicked the ball off after the field goal and Purdue responded by marching down the field and kicking a field goal of their own as time expired at the half to lead 28-3 at halftime. As mentioned Purdue had many of their starters on the bench for the second half and were kept out of the end zone until Austin Appleby ran it in from 11 yards out with 0:36 left in the game to give Purdue a 35-13 lead. Purdue would obviously win the game by that same 35-13 lead after dominating the ball on both sides of the football for much of the game. Get your Purdue tickets for the next Boilermakers game as the team will host the Iowa Hawkeyes next week at home in Ross-Ade Stadium.
9-16-14: The Purdue Boilermakers traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the 11th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team this week in a primetime game seen by all on NBC. Whether it was the Notre Dame defense or the bright lights of playing in an NFL Stadium that kept the Boilermakers from getting anything going offensively remains to be seen but either way the Fighting Irish had their way with Purdue in this one. The final score was 30-14 in favor of the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame shut out Purdue in the second half for an easy victory. Purdue actually led with 3:00 left in the first half before Notre Dame took the game over and was able to score quickly before the half ended with 0:13 left to take the lead that they wouldn’t give back. Notre Dame put up 398 yards of total offense including 259 yards in the air by quarterback Everett Golson while Golson also led the team in rushing with 14 carriers and 56 yards. Golson had three touchdowns on the day including two with his arm and one with his legs to seal the deal for the Fighting Irish. Get your Boilermakers tickets for next week’s game as Purdue hosts the Southern Illinois Salukis at Ross-Ade Stadium. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.
9-8-14: The Purdue Boilermakers hosted the Central Michigan Chippewas this week in a game that went to the road team 38-17. The Boilermakers and Chippewas put up a comparable amount of total yards with 333 yards for Purdue and 323 for Central Michigan but the story of this game was told by the turnovers. Central Michigan turned the ball over once but took advantage of three key turnovers by Purdue. The first score of the game was a 57 yard interception return for a touchdown by the Chippewas Brandon Greer early in the first quarter. Passing yards and rushing yards were also comparable between the two teams but the Chippewas had one penalty go against them for five yards while the Boilermakers shot themselves in the foot with seven penalties for 69 yards. The Boilermakers will host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next week at home in a primetime game on NBC so be sure to grab some tickets for that game.