Boilermakers ground Eagles in 30-13 win

Boilermakers ground Eagles in 30-13 win

Oh, how it feels so good to finally get off a three-game skid as Purdue did that on Saturday afternoon for Homecoming 2018 at Ross-Ade. They defeated Boston College 30-13 with the Boilermakers opting to kick to start the game. Ir paid off as they forced the Eagles to a three and out.

With Purdue, starting at their own 38, David Blough picked up where he left off last week after his career night for passing with completions of 24 yards to Cole Herdmann six yards to Rondale Moore (more about him later) and 11 yards to Isaac Zico set up Purdue inside the BC five where D.J. Knox blasted through the middle for a one-yard touchdown to give Purdue the 7-0 lead with 7:48 left in the first quarter.

As for Boston College, their next series was fruitful for them as they drove 38 yards after a 60-yd kickoff return by Michael Walker to set them up with the great field position. On third and 15 from the Purdue 15, Anthony Brown completed a 15-yard pass to Tom Sweeny to even the score up at seven apiece with 4:32 left in the quarter.

For the Boilermakers, they couldn’t muster any offense on their next series as they went three and out giving the ball back to the Eagles late in the first quarter. It was a great day for the Boilermaker defense as they forced another three and out giving the ball back to Purdue. It only took Purdue one play to hit paydirt as Blough hit Moore on a short pass. After a spin move, it was off to the races where even IndyCar driver Scott Dixon couldn’t have caught him as he scored on a 70-yard touchdown pass to make the score 13-7 after Spencer Evans PAT was no good.

After a trio of punts by both BC and Purdue, the Boilermakers struck paydirt again as Blough hit Moore for the 2nd time in the Quarter this time on a 9 yard Touchdown Pass with the PAT good Purdue increased the lead to 20-7 with 6:52 left before Halftime.

Purdue added to the lead right before halftime as JD Dellinger drilled a 21-yard field goal with five seconds left to make the score 23-7. The field goal was set up on an interception by Kai Higgins with 1:18 left on a batted pass from Brown. Give Purdue’s defense credit for forcing Boston College into four Interceptions and only having two penalties.

As for the second half of the game, it was uneventful. Offensively, Purdue scored their last points of the day with 5:57 left in the third quarter when Blough hit Terry Wright on a 36-yard pass on the right side to increase the lead to 23 at 30-7. For Boston College, their last points came with 18 seconds left in the game when EJ Perry ran the ball in from one-yard out to make the score 30-13 as the PAT was missed.

For the Boilermakers, who are now 1-3 on the season, they go on the road for the first time this year to Lincoln to face Nebraska. The Cornhuskers were demolished yesterday by Michigan 56-10. Boston College, who fell to 3-1, will try to avenge their first blemish to their schedule against Temple who defeated Tulsa this past Thursday 31-17.

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