Purdue 35, Missouri 3: Key moments, players and grades

Purdue 35, Missouri 3: Key moments, players and grades

However, Missouri never stood a chance with the way Purdue rolled on both offense and defense.

The Missouri-Purdue football series is as old as Babe Ruth, J. Edgar Hoover, Buster Keaton and professional football in the United States, which included only 44 states when the Tigers and Boilermakers first kicked off on October 19, 1895. From the there the route was on, as Purdue continued to score behind a Richie Worship touchdown run, an Elijah Sindelar pass to Jackson Anthrop, and a Blough pass for another Richie Worship score. After beginning the game on the bench, Crockett had just 10 carries for 19 yards, fueling injury concerns.

Blough led the Boilermakers to touchdowns on their first three drives in a 35-3 victory.

Missouri's listless performance was best illustrated by one series in the second quarter in which the Tigers committed penalties on four consecutive plays - three false starts and a holding infraction.

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After a fiery, lectern-pounding postgame press conference last week, Odom was somber and subdued Saturday.

Purdue resumed its dominance in the second half, with linebacker Markus Bailey intercepting an underthrown sideline pass from Lock on the opening drive. Late in the fourth quarter, Lock threw what appeared to be a touchdown pass to J'Mon Moore, but Purdue cornerback Kamal Hardy wrestled it away from Moore for an interception. He said he didn't see a clunker coming after a good week of practice.

Purdue shut down running back Damarea Crockett, who entered the game with 299 yards rushing, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

Maybe Michigan fans have a reason to fear the Boilermakers after today, or maybe we as Purdue fans can be looking like this heading into next Saturday's game. Nine players got at least one carry, and 13 receivers caught a pass.

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