BTN.com staff, November 17, 2012
Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase led the offense in the second quarter. He threw for 18 yards and ran for 33 yards, but the Fighting Illini now trail 6-3. Purdue's Sam McCartney booted two field goals in the quarter.
The Boilermakers struck first when McCartney drilled a 31-yard field goal, the final play of a 12-play, 78-yard drive.
Illinois tied things up at three when a seven-play, 39-yard drive ended after Taylor Zalewski made a 54-yard field goal.
Purdue broke the 3-3 standoff when McCartney kicked a 29-yard field goal to polish off an 11-play, 62-yard scoring drive.
The Boilermakers will have possession to start the second half.
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