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6:30 PMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Basketball: 2009 NCAA Tournament Second Round: Purdue vs. Washington
Purdue's JaJuan Johnson blocked two attempts by Washington to tie the game with a minute remaining and scored 22 points as the Boilermakers held off Washington's late charge to advance to their first regional semifinal since 2000.
8:30 PMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 2000 - Michigan at Purdue
Purdue erased a 28-10 halftime deficit behind quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 32 of 44 attempts for 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns to shock sixth-ranked Michigan.
10:30 PMBig Ten Elite: 2000 Purdue Football
The 2000 Boilermakers, led by Head Coach Joe Tiller and Quarterback Drew Brees, returned to the Rose Bowl after winning the Big Ten title for the first time since 1966. Hear from Tiller, Brees, Vinny Sutherland, and others as they highlight wins over Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Earlier Saturday, I offered my snap reactions from the Big Ten’s first four games. With the afternoon games now in the books, it’s time to share what I learned from Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin’s wins. Nebraska and Purdue cruised to victory, however Iowa and Wisconsin both received stiff tests that went down to the wire. See my snap reactions from the afternoon games in this post.
Robert Marve passed for a career-high 295 yards and matched a career best with three touchdowns to help Purdue defeat Eastern Kentucky 48-6 on Saturday in both teams’ season opener. Marve started because previously declared starter Caleb TerBush was suspended one game for violating team rules. He hadn’t thrown three touchdowns since 2008, when he was the starter at Miami. Akeem Shavers ran for 74 yards and O.J. Ross caught eight passes for 71 yards. Purdue gained 542 yards against coach Danny Hope’s alma mater, where he was the head coach from 2003 to 2007.
Purdue held Eastern Kentucky to 28 total yards during the third quarter and the Boilermakers continue to hold a commanding 41-6 lead. Purdue sniffed out the Colonels’ rushing attack in the quarter, holding Eastern Kentucky to 17 rush yards. The Boilermakers expanded their lead to 41-6 thanks to an eight-play, 88-yard drive that ended when Robert Marve and Gabe Holmes hooked up for an eight-yard touchdown.
Purdue looks to be in control of the game as it leads 34-6 at the end of the second quarter. The Boilermakers opened up the lead, 20-0, after marching down the field for an eight-play, 45-yard drive that ended when Kurt Freytag pounded in a seven-yard touchdown run.
The offense led Purdue to 13 first-quarter points, and the Boilermakers lead 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue finished with 75 yards through the air and 94 on the ground in the quarter. The Boilermakers got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a five-play, 87-yard drive that ended in a score when Robert Marve found Gary Bush open for a four-yard touchdown pass.
This is the first edition of a new weekly post where I will look at one key question for each team in a piece called: 12 Teams, 12 Questions. I’ll roll these out every Tuesday and look forward to hearing what you think about your team and your team’s games.