Carson Wiggs’ Big Leg Keeps Smashing Records At Purdue

Posted by Tim Cary on September-6-2009 Add Comments

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA--  With time left for only one final play before halftime in Saturday's game against Toledo, Purdue head coach Danny Hope didn't hesitate.

"You're 60 yards away and you've got two seconds left before the half; you don't have a lot of choices there to produce any points," Hope said of his decision to let placekicker Carson Wiggs attempt a 59-yard field goal try.

"He's been nailing long ones in practice", Hope told reporters after Purdue's 52-31 season-opening win. "And he's got a great leg."

So it would appear.

Wiggs knocked the 59-yard attempt straight through the uprights (with plenty of room to spare) to give Purdue a 17-point halftime lead and the momentum the Boiler...

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