Fumbles and critical plays still curse the Purdue football program as was demonstrated last Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Iowa scored the first touchdown in nine plays and 90 yards at 11:15 in the second quarter. Purdue responded in six plays and 35 yards to tie the game 7-7. Momentum and energy soon began to change when the Hawkeyes, with 1:57 on the clock before halftime, scored a touchdown sending the two teams into the locker rooms with Iowa leading 14-7.
In the second half Iowa scored three more touchdowns and a field goal leaving Purdue to score a TD with 51 ticks left on the clock to end the game. The final score was 38-14.
Danny Etling completed 15-28 passes for 145 yards for Purdue who did get 14 points on the board, an improvement from the week before against Ohio State. The Boilermakers have lost their last seven games.
Purdue will look for its first win at Penn State since 2004 on Saturday at noon. Penn State leads the series 12-3-1 and has won the last six games. The Nittany Lions lost to Minnesota last Saturday, 24-10 but they have not lost consecutive games this season, so Purdue needs to arrive in Happy Valley ready to execute plays with energy and accuracy!
Boilermakers fire up! Get this train turned around to get ready for the BIG Old Oaken Bucket game with IU on November 30.Wear your gold and black on game day! Boiler up!
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