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Illinois entered Saturday's game at Purdue ranked last in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 114.6 yards in all games and only 67.2 yards during its first four conference games. But the Illini solved that problem for at least one week, getting 16 carries for 180 rushing yards and...
With a sparse Ross-Ade Stadium crowd of 31,351 to see it, third-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell's wait for a Big Ten Conference home victory is over. And in a big way. Freshman quarterback David Blough , in only his fifth collegiate start, completed 28 of 43 passes for 274...
Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards heeded his defensive coordinator's request for more production. More games like the one Edwards had on Saturday against Purdue and Wisconsin will have another reliable playmaker on an already-dangerous defense. Edwards had a career-high 16...
Shannon Brooks breaks a tackle on the way to a 71-yard TD run. (Photo: Icon) Shannon Brooks gave Minnesota's running game a fresh start and an old look Saturday. He broke tackles, ran away from defenders and almost single-handedly got the Golden Gophers' sluggish offense in sync...
As a heavy underdog playing against a national title contender, Purdue could hardly ask for more than a chance to win on its final offensive drive. Boilermakers quarterback David Blough , however, is tired of falling short. Blough threw incomplete near midfield with about a...
Virginia Tech's Brenden Motley spent Saturday cleaning up the mistakes. His next task is avoiding them completely. On a day the junior quarterback fumbled three times, he also threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and nearly scored on a reception to help the Hokies pull away...
Dan Monteroso hauls in a Hail-Mary touchdown pass at the end of the first half. (Photo: Icon) If nothing else, Purdue junior Austin Appleby has learned that those who play quarterback for a Big Ten Conference program must have a short memory. On Sept. 6 in a 41-31, season-...
Indiana State is 0-14 all-time against the Big Ten. The Sycamores nonetheless have Purdue's undivided attention heading into its home opener Saturday. Two years ago, Purdue struggled to hold on for a 20-14 victory against Indiana State in West Lafayette. These Sycamores are...
Austin Appleby could emerge as the starting quarterback for the Boilers. (Photo: Icon SMI) Darrell Hazell sees a difference around Purdue this season. He hears it, too. For the first time under their third-year coach, the Boilermakers are walking and talking like a team ready to...

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