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(Saturday, November 21st)
Final Score: Purdue 38, Indiana 21
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - The Purdue Boilermakers rolled to a 21-0 second-quarter lead and went on to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers 38-21 in Big Ten action.
Joey Elliott was 21-of-29 through the air for 205 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, as the Boilermakers (5-7, 4-4 Big Ten) prevailed in the annual rivalry game. Jaycen Taylor had a big day for Purdue, running for 110 yards while also catching seven balls for 59 yards and a touchdown. Keith Smith caught five passes for 85 yards and a score.
Ben Chappell was 23-of-39 through the air for the Hoosiers (4-8, 1-7), finishing with 266 yards and two scores against two picks. Mitchell Evans caught 10 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Darius Willis ran for 142 yards.
The Boilermakers opened the scoring three minutes into the first quarter when Taylor caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Elliott. Dan Dierking reeled in a four-yard throw from Elliott with five minutes left in the period to give Purdue a 14-0 lead.
Elliott connected with Jared Crank on a 13-yard throw with two minutes left in the first half to extend Purdue's lead to 21-0.
Indiana got on the board just before halftime when Chappell scored on a one- yard run, but Purdue extended its lead to 21 points once again when Al-Terek McBurse returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a score.
Chappell connected with Evans on a 12-yard scoring pass with four minutes left in the third period to make it a 28-14 game.
Carson Wiggs extended Purdue's lead to 17 points with a 38-yard field goal with a minute-and-a-half left in the quarter.
Indiana drew to within 10 points at 31-21 when Chappell hit Demarlo Belcher with a 28-yard scoring pass with eight minutes to play.
Elliott, however, hooked up with Smith on a 31-yard toss with just over two minutes remaining to complete the scoring.
The Hoosiers had the edge in total yardage, 462-329, but turned the ball over four times.
Purdue now has a 70-36-6 lead in the longstanding series.
11/21 20:19:57 ET