Elijah Sindelar came in the 2nd quarter. He finished the game 4-6 for 85 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Running back Tario Fuller continued where he left off last week, carrying the ball 19 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came on a 35-yard run in the first quarter that brought the score to 21-0. Purdue ran the ball 50 times total for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Besides Blough and Fuller, the other touchdown on the ground was by Richie Worship.
The Boilermakers defense played lights out as they held the Tigers to a negative two yards rushing and 19 yards passing with 11:51 left in the 2nd quarter. By halftime, the Tigers punted five times for 251 yards. The Tigers had 11 carries for 23 yards and 7-13 passing for 68 yards at the half.
26 1st downs 10 1st downs
8-17 3rd down efficiency 2-11 3rd down efficiency
477 total yards 203 total yards
26-34 Comp-Att. 12-28 Comp-Att.
272 passing yards 133 passing yards
205 rushing yards 70 rushing yards
Penalties 3-25 Penalties 6-46
Turnovers 1 Turnovers 3
Time of Possession 43:43 Time of Possession 16:17