Boilermakers’ Mistakes Come Back to Haunt Them in Oregon

Posted by Tim Cary on September-14-2009 Add Comments

Purdue surprised quite a few experts on Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon.  The double-digit underdog Boilermakers made the long cross-country trek, ignored a hostile crowd, survived a rainstorm (perfect weather for Ducks), rushed the ball effectively, and dominated most of the ballgame.

If not for two crucial Joey Elliott turnovers, a second-quarter interception and a third-quarter fumble that were both returned for touchdowns, Purdue played almost perfect football.

Which is like saying, “Other than the assassination, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

When the dust…er, water…had settled on the west coast, the Boilers found themselves on the short end of a 38-36 thriller, due ...

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