Quick Recap: Purdue falls short to Rutgers 14-12 on Saturday

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — We are now officially over halfway into the season and things were looking good for the Boilermakers going into Saturday’s matchup with Rutgers on the road. The Jeff Brohm coached team is playing at their best but they fell short to Rutgers 14-12 on Saturday.

1st Quarter

Purdue – 3 Punts

Rutgers – 74-yard rushing touchdown

2nd Quarter

Purdue – Field Goal

Rutgers – Interception, 4 Punts

3rd Quarter

Purdue – Field Goal

Rutgers – 7 Play, 69-yard drive ending in touchdown

4th Quarter

Purdue – Touchdown, Two-Point Conversion Fail

Rutgers – Interception, 4 Punts

The Boilermakers had a chance late to tie the game, only needing a two-point conversion down by two. They had just scored a touchdown, but the two-point pass conversion failed.

Purdue did everything they could to win but narrowly lost. They outgained Rutgers 474-217 and had the ball for 85 plays, 30 more than Rutgers.

Purdue Offensive Leaders

Elijah Sindelar – 15/19, 138 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT

David Blough – 8/15, 57 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT

D.J. Knox – 13 CAR, 84 YDS, 0 TD, LONG 41

Markell Jones – 13 CAR, 68 YDS, 0 TD, LONG 14

Anthony Mahoungou – 4 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson Anthrop – 4 REC, 39 YDS

Purdue Defensive Leaders

Markus Bailey – 8 TKLS, 0.5 TFL

Ja’Whaun Bentley – 7 TKLS, 1.0 TFL

Josh Okonye – 5 TKLS, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 SACKS

“We going to have to figure it out and improve,” said Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, who took over the team this season. “We have a long ways to go. While it is, in my opinion, two steps backward, those things happen. As upset as I am and our team is, you have to use it as fuel to drive.”

UP NEXT: Purdue hosts Nebraska on Saturday night.

Check back with SportZreport.com for a more detailed recap to come out on Sunday.

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