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2018 Schedule/Results

Record: 6-6 (Conference: 5-4)

Date Opponent Result/TV
8/30 Northwestern L 31-27
9/8 Eastern Michigan L 20-19
9/15 Missouri L 40-37
9/22 Boston College W 30-13
9/29 @ Nebraska W 42-28
10/13 @ Illinois W 46-7
10/20 Ohio State W 49-20
10/27 @ Michigan State L 23-13
11/3 Iowa W 38-36
11/10 @ Minnesota L 41-10
11/17 Wisconsin L 47-44
11/24 @ Indiana W 28-21

2017 Schedule/Results

Record: 7-6 (Conference: 4-5)

Date Opponent Result/TV
9/2 Louisville L 35-28
9/8 Ohio W 44-21
9/16 @ Missouri W 35-3
9/23 Michigan L 28-10
10/7 Minnesota W 31-17
10/14 @ Wisconsin L 17-9
10/21 @ Rutgers L 14-12
10/28 Nebraska L 25-24
11/4 Illinois W 29-10
11/11 @ Northwestern
L 23-13
11/18 @ Iowa W 24-15
11/25 Indiana W 31-24
12/27 Foster Farms Bowl W 38-35

2016 Schedule/Results

Record: 3-9 (Conference: 1-8)

Date Opponent Result/TV
9/3 Eastern Kentucky W 45-24
9/10 Cincinnati L 38-20
9/24 Nevada
W 24-14
@ Maryland L 50-7
10/8 @ Illinois W 34-31
10/15 Iowa L 49-35
10/22 @ Nebraska L 27-14
10/29 Penn St L 62-24
11/5 @ Minnesota L 44-31
11/12 Northwestern
L 45-17
11/19 Wisconsin L 49-20
11/26 @ Indiana L 26-24

2015 Schedule/Results

Record: 2-10 (Conference: 1-7)

Date Opponent Result/TV
9/6 @ Marshall L 41-31
9/12 Indiana St. W 38-14
9/19 Virginia Tech.
L 51-24
Bowling Green L 35-28
10/3 @ Michigan St. L 24-21
10/10 Minnesota L 41-13
10/17 @ Wisconsin L 24-7
10/31 Nebraska W 55-45
11/7 Illinois L 48-14
11/14 @ N'western
L 21-14
11/21 @ Iowa L 40-20
11/28 Indiana L 54-36

All times Eastern

2014 Schedule/Results

Record: 3-9 (1-7)

Date Opponent Result/TV
8/30 W. Michigan W 43-34
9/6 Central Mich. L 38-17
9/13 Notre Dame
L 30-14
S. Illinois W 35-13
9/27 Iowa L 24-10
10/4 @ Illinois W 38-27
10/11 Mich St L 45-31
10/18 @ Minnesota L 39-38
11/1 @ Nebraska L 35-14
11/8 Wisconsin
L 34-16
11/22 Northwestern L 38-14
11/29 @ Indiana L 23-16

All times Eastern

2013 Schedule/Results

Record: 1-11 (0-8)

Date Opponent Result/TV
8/31 @ Cincinnati
L 42-7
9/7 Indiana St. W 20-14
9/14 Notre Dame
L 31-24
@ Wisconsin
L 41-10
9/28 Northern Ill
L 55-24
10/12 Nebraska
L 44-7
10/19 @ Mich St L 14-0
11/2 Ohio St L 56-0
11/9 Iowa L 38-14
11/16 @ Penn St
L 45-21
11/23 Illinois L 20-16
11/30 @ Indiana L 56-36

All times Eastern

No Hope For Purdue
Purdue Surrenders to UC
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:08

When you give up 12 straight 3rd down conversions, that's not finishing very well.  When you allow two 4th down conversions, that's not fighting very well.  When you throw five interceptions, that's not finishing very well.

Put all that together against a legitimate Division I team (I still can't say FBS), you're going to lose.  And that's what Purdue did, at home, on Military Appreciation Day, losing 38-20.

Purdue Wins Home Opener
Saturday, 03 September 2016 20:21

Purdue did two things on the first two drives that they don't normally do.  They scored (a touchdown, no less) on their first possession, and they forced an interception on Eastern Kentucky's first possession.  EKU turned the ball over three times on their first three possessions, and Purdue FINISHED, converting two of those turnovers into touchdowns.  In another uncharacteristic trait of Darrell Hazell football, Purdue had just two penalties for the game, only 17 yards, highlighting Hazell's desire for the team to FOCUS.  Purdue may have surrendered 398 yards on defense, but they gained 512 on offense and FOUGHT their way to a 45-24 win.

Purdue has some running backs.  Markell Jones had 145 yards on 24 carries.  Brian Lankford-Johnson showed his speed, getting 48 of his 58 rushing yards by outrunning the EKU defense.  Overall, Purdue had a very balanced attack, with 261 yards rushing and 251 yards passing.

Not a bad outing for the 2016 season.  They have some things they'll need to clean up if they want to have any hope of success in B1G conference play.  But they're off to a good start.

PROB and DROP - Another Loss
Saturday, 14 November 2015 22:21

They'll try to tell you that the Boilermakers are improving.  That the team has turned a corner.  That you should look at how Purdue lost by just 7 points to a nationally-ranked team.

Don't listen to what they tell you.  This team is still the same team.  They still can't kick a field goal.  They still commit stupid penalties.  They still can't convert turnovers into points (but they sure can commit turnovers that lead to opposing team points!).  They still give up opening-possession touchdowns.  They still have to chase the other team.

The Purdue Boilermakers are now 2-8 on the season, and just 1-5 in the B1G, sitting in their usual spot at the bottom of the standings.

Morgan Burke, your hand-picked Danny Hope successor is a failure.  Any student at our great university would have seen PROB and DROP on their semester grade reports a long time ago.  You have a PROBlem and you should be DROPped and you should take Hazell with you.

Homecoming Nightmare for Hazell
Saturday, 07 November 2015 20:44

This week, news broke that Darrell Hazell would be back for 2016.  The reason?  Money.  Morgan Burke would rather lose football games and alumni donations rather than pay Hazell to sit on the proverbial bench.  The result?  Perhaps the worst performance by Purdue this season.  And that's saying something.  Once again, Purdue's defense surrendered an opening possession touchdown, after their offense went 3-and-out to start the game.  It wasn't until Purdue's last possession of the first half (and 7th overall) before putting together any sort of sustained drive, any appearance beyond their own 40 yard line, and any score.  But even that score was meaningless, as the defense allowed Illinois to run down the field in under a minute and get those 7 points back.

When the bloodshed was all over, the final score was 48-14.  And if there was any definition of Purdue's season, it would be their final offensive play of the game.  Blough got blasted trying to throw a hail mary, which was intercepted.  The offense showed little willingness to intercept the interceptor, who went 90 yards with double zeros showing on the clock.  That return was nullified by an illegal block penalty.  And regardless of whether you think the interceptor should have simply taken a knee, the fact that the Boilermakers simply gave up is telling enough.

If the team has given up on Hazell, why hasn't Burke?  Surely Purdue can find $2 million in savings elsewhere to offset paying this idiot to go away.

Purdue Gets First B1G Home Win in Hazell Era
Saturday, 31 October 2015 20:29

Let's give credit where credit is due.  Purdue won a football game!  Players made plays.  Blough ran for a touchdown and passed for four more.  The Boilermakers actually made the Cornhuskers pay for their mistakes, scoring 28 points on turnovers.  Hazell made reasonable calls in the game, including 2-for-3 on 4th down conversions.

Interesting stat - Purdue is leading the nation in 4th down attempts with more than 25 (which is usually an artifact of desperation late in the game).

The problems, however, are that you've got a Nebraska team that is just above Purdue in the conference standings.  They turned the ball over five times.  A good football team isn't going to do that.  28 points as a result.  So we still have a defense that can't stop the opponent.  You still have silly penalties like the roughing the passer call.  You still have judgement lapses like the onside kick that Nebraska recovered.  This time, it didn't backfire for us.

Hazell gets his first home B1G win.  Tear down the goalposts.  Because games against Illinois, at Northwestern, at Iowa and home against that team from Bloomington are still to go.  If Purdue beats either Northwestern or Iowa, then we got something.  Want to go to a bowl game?  You better win out.

Purdue Simply Can't Win
Saturday, 17 October 2015 18:52

This game was a whole lot closer in the scoring column than it was by any other statistic.  The final score might have only been 24-7, but when you look at every other metric, this game wasn't ever that close.  Wisconsin racked up over 400 yards to Purdue's less than 200. 1st downs not even close. Time of possession heavily in the Badgers favor.

Wisconsin took the opening kickoff and drove down the field to score, which is typical for Purdue this season.  5 times now, they have surrendered opening drive scores.  Wisconsin didn't fire on all cylinders however, and Purdue was only down 10-7 at the half.  They were aided, however, by a defensive interception that Purdue returned well into Wisconsin territory, converted a 4th down and eventually scored their only touchdown.

Purdue's defense just couldn't stop anyone, except themselves.  Three pass interference calls against the Boilermakers allowed the Badgers to continue to maintain possession.

Even when Purdue was able to move the ball, turnovers and penalties continue to cost them.  Their longest pass play not only went for a rare first down, but Purdue fumbled it away.  And late in the game, Blough managed to throw a long touchdown pass, but that was called back for an offensive holding call.

Hazell is now 1-18 against B1G schools.

Purdue Gives Up 41 Straight Points in Another Loss
Saturday, 10 October 2015 23:47

Purdue came down the field on their first possession and scored a touchdown.  But that was it.  Griggs couldn't even make the extra point.  Not that it mattered.  Because the Boilermakers proceeded to give up - and give up 41 straight points in the process.  For all the promise and improvement that Hazell said he saw in the team when they faced Michigan State last week, there was none of it this week.  There was no heart in the offense as Blough threw three interceptions - one of the things he was put in there to NOT do.  The defense, for all the talk of returning eight starters from last year, wasn't any better.  Everyone knew Minnesota was going to run the ball.  Everyone.  But it didn't matter, as Minnesota's running backs ran through, around and swatted away defenders en route to more than 300 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns.  On a 71-yard TD run, Shannon Brooks broke six shameful tackle attempts.  The Boilers didn't bother sending defenders out in pass protection, as on one touchdown pass, I think the closest Purdue Boilermaker to the action was in the student section.

Chalk Up Another L For Purdue at MSU
Saturday, 03 October 2015 19:13

Purdue falls to 1-4 this season, starting 0-1.  They'll probably say "it was a good loss" or "close, but no cigar" or things like that.  These things won't get you to bowl games, however.  And truth of the matter is the reason the score was so good is that the Spartans beat themselves.  Frankly, both teams beat themselves.  But the reason the Boilermakers were in this game is because MSU had their own execution issues and turnovers.  For the fourth time this season, Purdue's defense gave up an opening possession score, and spent the rest of the game trailing.  It was as bad as 21-0 when it looked like MSU went on cruise control.  MSU scored those 21 points directly off the things that Hazell says he despises - turnovers and mental lapses.

For all of the "closeness" of the finish of today's game, maybe there's a glimmer of hope that when we face Minnesota (3-2, 0-1) next week, we can put a notch in the W column against a Division 1 team.

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