Purdue beats #1 Wisconsin...again!

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  1. HotRod

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    This is becoming the annual tradition between Purdue and Wisconsin. The Badgers come into the game as the #1 team in the nation, then Purdue knocks them out of the top spot. For the 4th season in a row, the Purdue Boilermakers won this matchup.

    Wisconsin won the coin toss and elected to take the ball first hoping to get out to an early lead before the Purdue offense hit the field. After converting their first 3rd down, the Badger's drive stalled near midfield and was forced to punt. Purdue got to work on their first drive starting off with the run. Then they got to what they do best moving the ball down the field through the air. After reaching the goaline they were kept out by the Wisconsin defense and forced to settle for a field goal. On Wisconsin's 2nd drive they were held to a 3 and out due to strong run defense by Purdue. Purdue's next drive was similar to the first as they drove to the redzone but suffered the same fate as they were held out of the endzone. A field goal would make the game 6-0 early in the 2nd quarter.

    Another drive, another 3 and out for Wisconsin. This is where Purdue picked it up on offense. With great field position, they moved down the field quickly and capped off the drive with an 11 yd TD pass from Lee Sanders to a wide open Reggie Booth. 13-0 Boilermakers. Wisconsin's offense would finally get some life thanks to strong play by WR Kenneth Lewis. The Badgers get their first score od the game on a 16 yard TD pass from Tony Fox to Major Fields. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, they left a full minute for Purdue to attempt to score at the end of the 1st half, and score they did. With 9 seconds left, John Patrick ran in a 1 yd TD to give Purdue a 20-7 halftime lead.

    Purdue got the ball to start the second half and worked their way down the field again for a TD on a great catch in the corner of the endzone by David Warren. Wisconsin answered quickly with a Fox to Lewis 38 yd connection to close the gap to 27-14. Purdue would score again for the 6th straight drive on a 9 yd TD run by Patrick. At the end of 3 quarters the score read 34-14.

    Halfway through the 4th Wisconsin scored the gap back to 13 on a 21 yd TD pass from Fox to Joe McFadden. The Badgers attempted the onside kick but the kick went shorter than 10 yds. Purdue quickly made their way into the redzone on a big catch and run by Warren. On the next play Patrick attempted to plow his way into the endzone for his 3rd TD but fumbled the ball on the 2nd effort. Purdue would make up for the turnover very quickly as on the very first play of the Wisconsin drive, the Boilermaker pressure forced a bad pass by Fox right into the hands of LB John Keenan. Patrick would then finally get his 3rd TD to make the game 41-21. After stopping the Badger's next drive Purdue added another 3 points to their score. Wisconsin still wasn't going away scoring on the first play of the next drive on a 81 yd TD pass play from Fox to Lewis. However after recovering the ensuing onside kick Patrick took a counter 42 yds for a TD for his 4th TD. Wisconsin would add another TD late but it was all for naught. Purdue was victorious 51-35.

    After the game Coach JMS of Wisconsin was quoted as saying, "At this point we don't know what to do. Purdue seems to have our number on offense. We haven't stopped them since the 3rd quarter of our game 5 seasons ago". Purdue scored on 9 of their 12 offensive drives. Purdue currently has the top passer and rusher in the nation. Having the top passer is nothing new for Purdue but the story of this season has been the emergence of the Purdue running game behind Jr RB John Patrick who is having an amazing season with 1469 yds and 16 TD. The Boilermakers are in great position for a national championship berth. Next week they meet Penn State who has knocked them off two seasons in a row. A couple weeks later they travel to Champaign to face the Illini in what would be their final hump of the regular season.

    Key Stats

    Purdue
    Lee Sanders: 18-29, 362 yds, 2 TD
    John Patrick: 31 carries, 171 yds, 4 TD
    Charles Torwudzo: 9 catches, 191 yds
    David Warren: 5 catches, 81 yds, TD

    Wisconsin
    Tony Lewis: 15-27, 439 yds, 4 TD, 2 INT
    James C White: 17 carries, 63 yds, TD
    Kenneth Lewis: 6 catches, 245 yds, 2 TD
     
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  3. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    BAHAHAHAHA! That gif is just priceless, well done.

    Nice win HR.
     
  4. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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  5. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    lol.... Oh sasha
     

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