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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Live Blog Recap of Purdue's 38-27 victory over Illinois


Damon Warren | College Sports Overload


By: Eugene Evans

It was an overcast, windy and cold day in Champaign Ill. as Purdue took on Illinois Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Here is my live blog recap in real time:

Illinois' first possession was highlighted Lunt with a textbook pass to Mike Dudek for a 30-yard gain and a ILL first down.

Lunt completes the ball to John Davis for an Illinois first down.


Lunt's playaction pass completed to a wide open Tyler White for his first-career TD reception.


XP is good as Illinois leads Purdue 7-0 with 9:18 left in the first quarter.


Purdue responds on the next drive as Raheem Mostert goes 44 yards for a Purdue TD.

XP is good as the game is tied at 7 with 7:07 left in the first quarter.


Lunt finds Josh Ferguson down the sidelines for a 41-yard reception for the Illini.


Lunt hands the ball to Ferguson for a 2-yard TD run for Illinois.


XP is good as Illinois leads Purdue 14-7 with 4:52 left in the opening quarter as both teams have scored fast and furious early.


Illegal block in the back from Purdue pushes them back to its own 7 to start the drive.


Appleby scrambles and finds an open Gregory Phillips for a Purdue first down.


Appleby fumbles the snap and recovers for a 11-yd loss bringing up a third down.


Appleby's pass completed to Justin Sinz as he escaped a tackle for a 25-yd gain.


Purdue goes for it on fourth down and one and Keyante Green is stopped as Illinois gets the ball back on downs.


End of the first quarter: Illinois 14, Purdue 7.


Lunt with a beautiful pass to Mike Dudek as he catches it over his shoulder for a huge Illinois gain.


Illinois turns it over on downs back to Purdue.


Akeem Hunt goes straight up the middle and gashes the Illini D as he scores from 54 yards.


XP is good as the game is tied at 14 with 8:58 left in the first half. PUR Drive, 3 Plays, 77 Yards, 1:34.


Hunt has 11 carries for 91 yards and TD in the first half for Purdue.


A disastrous screen pass is completed to Ferguson for a 10-yd loss.


Illinois goes three and out as they are forced to punt.


Purdue moves into Ill territory as it started the drive as its own 26.


Appleby keeps the ball on fourth down and picks up a first as he gains three.

Hunt escapes several Ill tacklers for a 24-yd gain for Pur.


Let's just say Illinois' rush defense has been shaky to say very least in the first half.


Bizarre play of the day candidate as Appleby gets his own reception off an Ill defender for a seven-yard gain.


20-yd FG by Paul Griggs is good as Pur leads Ill 17-14 with :06 left in the first half.


Halftime: Purdue 17, Illinois 14


QB Comparison: Appleby (PUR) 10-13 100 yds passing, Lunt (ILL) 10-16 158 yds passing and a TD.


Purdue's Akeem Hunt leads all rushers with 148 yards on 19 carries and a TD.


The Illini start at its own 33.


On 3rd and 11, Lunt's pass was tipped by Purdue's Jake Replogle as Illinois is forced to punt.


Purdue starts the drive on its own 14.


Appleby escapes the pressures and goes out of bounds after gaining seven, but Purdue goes three and out.


Illinois starts the drive at its own 41.


A little trickeration as Illinois uses a flea flicker from Lunt to Dudek for a 40+yd gain. 


Lunt throws a backwards pass to Ferguson and fumbles as Purdue recovers at its own 19.


Appleby finds Danny Anthrop down the sidelines for an 80-yd Purdue TD reception.


XP is good as Purdue leads Illinois 24-14 with 9:59 left in the third qtr.


Danny Anthrop (Pur) now has 3 rec. for 99 yards and a TD, while Mike Dudek (Illinois) has four receptions for a game-high 133 yds.


Illinois is at Purdue's goal-line as they have moved with efficiency.


Lunt finds Geronimo Allison over the shoulder for a 6-yd TD reception.


XP is good as Purdue's lead on Illinois has been cut to 24-21 with 6:07 left in the third. 


Purdue starts at its own 25.


Appleby goes right up the middle of Illinois' defense untouched for a 62-yd gain.


Appleby sneaks it in for a 1-yd TD run for Purdue.


Illinois clearly has issues with its run defense and could be its downfall today.


XP is good as Purdue leads Illinois 31-21 with 3:51 left in the third.


Wow, so two Illinois players collided with each other on the kickoff. Kind of reminiscent of the Florida fail from last year.


Lunt with the hand off to Donovvon Young for a 2-yd TD run.


That play is now under review to see if Young crossed the plane for Illinois.


Illinois TD upheld and the XP is NO GOOD as Illinois trails Purdue 31-27 with 99 seconds remaining in the third.


Another blown assignment by Illinois as Keyante Green goes for a 53-yd gain. Purdue now over 300 yds rushing on the day.


Appleby with his second rushing TD on the day— this one from a yard out.


XP is good as Purdue leads 38-27 with 13:39 left in the game.


On my way down to the field in a couple of minutes, so the tweets won't be as active.


Special teams errors continue for Illinois as Reisner's 30-yd FG is blocked by Anthony Brown takes over on its own 22.


Reilly O'Toole enters the game for an injured Wes Lunt.

Illinois mounted a late drive, but was stalled by Purdue as Landon Feichter picks off O'Toole's pass as Purdue wins its Big Ten road opener 38-27.


Purdue moves to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten, while Illinois falls to 3-3 and 0-2 in the Big Ten.


Purdue hosts No. 10 Michigan State next Saturday, while Illinois travels to Wisconsin.


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