Purdue started the game as badly as you can imagine. They allowed a 79-yard run of a converted wide-angle receiver for a fast 7-0 lead to the northwest. Then they threw a quick intercept. Northwestern, a team that scored less than 10 points per game on average, scored again 14-0 before Purdue could get their bearings.
After that, Purdue was able to fight back with a couple of nice runs of Doerue, some great pieces by David Bell and a nice ride from Aidan O'Connell, where he went 8-8, as well as a first descent. If you had only seen this ride, you would never have known it was walkable, it was masterful. Of course, this must be contrasted with the security O'Connell took when he did not throw the ball at anyone from the end zone.
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Purdue then found himself able to stop Northwestern on a final drive and force Northwestern into a field goal she had four-handed, forcing Purdue to take the TD to the top. Northwestern lined up in a row and … did it! Purdue was still alive.
On the following journey Purdue had to reach the target range of the field, and thanks to two interference pass calls, including one on the fourth down, Purdue was with only a few ticks on the clock in the target range of Dellinger. Despite Northwestern's attempt to freeze him, he was able to get it through. Purdue went with only: 03 in the lead. Northwestern tried a few tricks in the last game, but did not get close to the end zone. Somehow, Purdue left Evanston with a 4: 6 win, and their hopes hung on the thinnest threads. It was not nice and frankly, it was not always fun to watch, but with the injuries in this team, that's really the best we can hope for. You have to feel good for Dellinger and for Aidan O'Connell, who grew up right down the street from Evanston and can be seen afterwards, how he gets emotional. What a great story he has. Purdue next goes to Wisconsin. This one will be tough. Well, who is ready for basketball?