Northwestern edges Purdue

first_imgTyrell Sutton scored from a yard out on fourth down with 1:50 left, giving Northwestern a 34-29 victory over host Purdue on Saturday. After Sutton scored, Purdue drove near midfield but Marquice Cole intercepted a pass by Brandon Kirsch with a minute left to secure the victory. Northwestern (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) led 28-9 at the half, only to see Purdue storm back and pull ahead 29-28 before the Wildcats pulled together for the game-winning drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Kirsch threw for 360 yards although he was benched for four series in the second half when Northwestern built a big lead. However, he returned to help Purdue take a lead. Iowa 38, Indiana 21: Drew Tate threw two TD passes, and Albert Young scored on a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead host Iowa. Iowa (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) survived a big game by Indiana’s potent passing combination of Blake Powers to James Hardy to win its 22nd straight home game and keep pace in the conference race. Rutgers 31, Syracuse 9: Corey Barnes returned a blocked punt and a fumble for TDs, and Mike Teel threw for two scores to lead visiting Rutgers. Nebraska 23, Baylor 14: Zac Taylor threw two touchdown passes and led visiting Nebraska to scores on four of its first five drives, then the defense made it hold up. Brett Basanez threw for 463 yards and three touchdowns and ran seven times for 43 yards and a score as Northwestern piled up 603 yards. Purdue (2-4, 0-2), which totaled 505 yards, has lost four in a row after being ranked as high as No. 11. Dorien Bryant led Purdue’s comeback, and finished with a 16 catches for 153 yards both career highs. He also returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. center_img Oklahoma 19, Kansas 3 : Rhett Bomar’s fourth-quarter pass capped Oklahoma’s only touchdown drive on a sloppy, mistake-filled night and the visiting Sooners escaped with a victory over a team that hasn’t scored a touchdown since Oct. 1. Pittsburgh 31, South Florida 17 : Tyler Palko, finally looking comfortable in an offense redesigned by new coach Dave Wannstedt to emphasize the run, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as host Pitt overcame a slow start and two early mistakes to win. Cincinnati 28, Connecticut 17 : Bradley Glatthaar ran for 123 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, to lead host Cincinnati. Georgia Tech 35, Duke 10 : Reserve running back Tashard Choice rushed for a career-high 107 yards and two touchdowns after P.J. Daniels left with an injury, helping visiting Georgia Tech snap a two-game losing streak. Tulsa 41, Rice 21 : Uril Parrish ran for three touchdowns as visiting Tulsa extended the Owls’ losing streak to 11 games, the longest in the nation. Memphis 35, Houston 20 : DeAngelo Williams rushed for 198 yards and two TDs, powering visiting Memphis to a come-from-behind win. Toledo 34, Ball St. 14 : Bruce Gradkowski threw for 207 yards and three touchdowns in visiting Toledo’s win. Navy 34, Kent State 31 : Lamar Owens threw for 169 yards and rushed for another 110 as host Navy won its third game in a row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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