Paul Griggs drilled a 46-yard field goal as time expired and Purdue stunned Iowa 27-24 Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak. Robert Marve threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns for the Boilermakers (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten), who won for the first time in Iowa City in 20 years.
Purdue ran it and thew it well in the third quarter, and it now leads Iowa, 24-21, entering the fourth quarter. Purdue racked up 78 passing yards and 78 rushing yards in the quarter. However, Iowa came up with the biggest play of the quarter, when Micah Hyde recovered a fumble and returned it for a score to make bring the Hawkeyes withing three points.
Purdue threw for 94 yards in the second quarter, including a nine-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Holmes, and it now leads Iowa, 14-7, at halftime. Iowa tied the game at seven after Damon Bullock ran one yard to paydirt to end a seven-play, 22-yard drive. A fumble recovery by the Hawkeyes set Iowa up to start the drive.
Purdue held Iowa to 19 yards on the ground during the first quarter and the Boilermakers lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue scored when Akeem Shavers pounded in a three-yard touchdown run to cap a nine-play, 68-yard drive, giving the Boilermakers the game’s first lead. Robert Marve’s 23-yard pass to Shavers took Purdue from the 42 and across midfield to ignite the drive.
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