Purdue beat the Huskers 43-37, a record breaking performance by Trey Palmer

Published: Oct. 15, 2022 at 6:42 PM CDT
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Omaha, Neb. (WOWT) - Purdue had the ball last stays on top of the west division with a 43-37 win against Nebraska as Trey Palmer set a program record with 237 receiving yards. He also had 60 rushing yards.

The first possession of this game ended the same way the last one did a week ago at Rutgers, with the football in Malcolm Hartzog’s hands. The true freshman intercepted Aidan O’Connell in the end zone. On Purdue’s second drive, they went 80 yard sin nine plays scoring two-yard touchdown. O’Connell found TJ Sheffield in the end zone for a 7-0 lead. After a Purdue field goal to make it 10-0 Casey Thompson found Oliver Martin for a 45 yard pass on the final play of the quarter.

That drive finishes in the second quarter with a Jaquez Yant one yard touchdown run. a 76 yard drive in less than three minutes, the Huskers pulled to within three points 10-7. The Huskers then blocked a Purdue punt, that led to a Timmy Bleekrode field goal, his first since the North Dakota game in early September. That tied the game briefly at 10, because three minutes O’Connell threw a 31-yard touchdown to make it 17-10. Thompson then threw an interception for the Huskers, setting up the Boilermakers with a short field that led to a field goal. Leading 20-10 Devin Mockobee scored a short one-yard touchdown for Purdue to make it 27-10 with less than a minute left in the first half. Without much time Nebraska still kicked a 43-yard field goal to end the half, to trail 27-13.

Nebraska opened the second half with a four-play 71-yard drive, Thompson hit Trey Palmer for a 37-yard touchdown, closing the difference back to seven points. They closed it to four with another Bleekrode field goal that was setup by a 60 yard catch by Palmer. The problem here though was this, Thompson missed a wide open Alante Brown in the back of the end zone on the play before the field goal, they should have had a touchdown. Purdue comes back with a second O’Connell touchdown pass to Sheffield to it 34-23 Purdue. That lead of 11 points did not last for long, Thompson to Palmer for his second touchdown of the quarter, it covered 72 yards, Huskers were back within four.

Purdue opened the fourth quarter with a field goal to lead 37-30. O’Connell then threw fourth touchdown pass with 6:55 to go, they led 43-30. Nebraska with a big play on it’s next snap, Trey Palmer went 64 yards to setup an Anthony Grant touchdown, Huskers trailed 43-37. Purdue had a fourth and one with 3:00 to go, O’Connell picked it up after the Huskers did not allow him to throw, that was what was designed, it was good coverage. Purdue ran out the clock from there.