2nd Quarter Recap: Purdue 33, E. Michigan 9
Purdue put up 20 points in the second, and the Boilermakers now lead 33-9. Purdue executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 107 yards passing and 122 yards rushing. The Boilermakers have scored 20 unanswered points.
Eastern Michigan made the score 13-6 when Pudge Cotton intercepted Caleb TerBush’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.
A 26-yard drive that ended when Dylan Mulder kicked a 23-yard field goal helped the Eagles narrow the deficit to 13-9. Eastern Michigan had to settle for a field goal after failing to reach the endzone from Purdue’s four-yard line. A fumble recovery by the Eagles put Eastern Michigan at the Purdue 32-yard line to open the drive. The Eagles didn’t throw a single time on that possession.
The Boilermakers opened up the lead, 20-9, after TerBush threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Hunt to end a 10-play, 99-yard drive.
Purdue expanded its lead to 27-9 thanks to a three-play, 95-yard drive that ended when Brandon Cottom pounded in an 87-yard touchdown run.
The Boilermakers made their lead 33-9 when TerBush kept it himself for a two-yard touchdown run on the last play of a five-play, 33-yard drive. Josh Johnson’s interception of a Alex Gillett pass set Purdue up to start the drive.
The Boilermakers will get the ball to start the second half.
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