Purdue Defeats Nebraska 31-27

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Purdue scored a touchdown with 1:08 left in the game to beat Nebraska 31-27. Purdue's David Bell ran 9 yards on a reverse for the winning touchdown to cap off an 82 yard drive in 12 plays.
Nebraska dropped to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the Big Ten Conference.

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Good morning! Good news for Husker Fans! Adrian Martinez will start at quarterback for the Huskers.

This is Sports Director Ross Jernstrom and I will be updating and commenting on the game today between Nebraska and Purdue.

Cam Taylor-Britt is out for the game with a sickness. So Braxton Clark will start at cornerback. Dicaprio Bootle will be moved to safety.

Nebraska will start from the 20-yard line.
Wow! Welcome back Mr. Martinez! Martinez throws 40 yard pass to JD Spielman. Big start for the Huskers!

Huskers punt down to the 10 yard line.

Three and out for the Purdue offense. Good start for the Blackshirts.

4thdown and 6--Martinez scrambles and makes 34 yard pass to Noa at the three yard line. That is why he is the Number one quarterback.

Dedrick Mills scores from one yard out for a touchdown.
Nebraska takes the lead 7-0.

NEBRASKA 7 PURDUE 0

Purdue takes over at the 12 yard line.
Huskers hold again. Nice man to man coverage by the Husker secondary.

Nebraska starts from the 26 yard line. Purdue defense stops the Huskers. 4th and 8 so they have to punt.

Big play by the Husker defense. Darrion Daniels makes an interception and returns it 18 yards.

Pickering kicks a field goal. Nebraska leads 10-0.

NEBRASKA 10 PURDUE 0.

END OF 1ST QUARTER
NEBRASKA 10 PURDUE 0

Adrian Martinez throws an interception inside 5-yard line. He throws into double coverage. Not a good look.

Nebraska answers with an interception. Lamar Jackson picks off a pass. Martinez just misses wide open receiver--so Huskers have to punt.

Here come the Boilermakers.Purdue offense comes out with big run by quarterback Jack Plummer. Running back eludes several Huskers.
Jo Jo Domann makes a big tackle for a loss.
Purdue scores off a screen pass--WIDE OPEN! UNTOUCHED.
Jack Plummer pass complete to King Doerue for 3 yds for a TD.
Nebraska still leads 10-7.

NEBRASKA 10 PURDUE 7

Personal foul on Domann--this is type of play that has made Coach Frost upset. The Huskers beating themselves. Huge drive before the end of the half.

Plummer makes a big run down to the 18 yard line. Why is he so wide open??

Touchdown pass to Purdue tight end. Bad tackling by the Huskers.
Purdue takes the lead 14-10.

PURDUE 14 NEBRASKA 10

Good kickoff return by the Huskers.

HALFTIME: PURDUE 14 NEBRASKA 10

Purdue has 219 yards of total offense in the first half. Nebraska has 195 yards. The Boilermakers are beating the Huskers in the rushing game too 86 to 79.

Martinez accounted for 151 yards of total offense in the first half to increase his career total to 4,983 yards, moving him into 10th place on the Husker career chart.

Martinez also rushed for 35 yards in the first half to increase his career total to 1,005 yards making him the 11th Nebraska quarterback with 1,000 career rushing yards.

Back for the second half. Nebraska kicks off to Purdue.
Interesting fact: Purdue rushed for the most yards in the first half this season against Nebraska today.

Purdue punts to 24 yard line. Huskers take over.
Holding call moves ball to 34.
Hand to the face penalty on Purdue--28 yard net gain.
4th down--and five. Nebraska goes for it. Incomplete.
But late flag--pass interference. Big break for Huskers.

Field Goal by Pickering from 21 yards out. Nebraska still trails 14-13.

PURDUE 14 NEBRASKA 13.

Purdue take over at 24 yard line.
Lamar Jackson makes a nice tackle for a loss.
Plummer scrambles but fumbles ball and Purdue recovers.
BIG PLAY!!! Eric Lee Jr. blocks a punt. Nebraska takes over at 34 yard line.

4th and 6 for Huskers. Incomplete pass. Why throw deep, when you just need 7 yards for a first down???

The 3rd quarter has been Nebraska's worst quarter this season. Coming into the game Nebraska has been outscored 90-44.
Can they survive the rest of the quarter??

Here comes Purdue again. Two long passes down to the 28 yard line.
Late flag--intentional grounding loss of down. Third down.

Field goal for Purdue--44 yarder and it is GOOD,

Purdue leads 17-13 with 2:00 left in 3rd quarter.

PURDUE 17 NEBRASKA 13

The Huskers take over at 25 yard line.
Late flag--Holding defense--ten yard penalty. ball at 36.

END OF 3RD QUARTER
PURDUE 17 NEBRASKA 13.

Nebraska gets a big 17 yard run for Martinez.
Martinez runs with authority and scores on a 3 yard touchdown.
Nebraska leads 20-17 with 12:30 left in the game.

NEBRASKA 20 PURDUE 17

Plummer runs bootleg--but a holding penalty--repeats third down.
Purdue makes a first on a long 17 yard pass.
Big run up the middle for 17 yards by Purdue. The Boilermakers have rushed for 101 yards today. 32 yards over their season average. What does that say about Nebraska's rush defense.
Plummer down. LEAVES THE FIELD LIMPING.
The backup O'Connell is in at quarterback.

Ouch!! Purdue goes right up the middle and scores the touchdown.
Purdue takes the lead 24-20 with 6:50 left in the game.
K. Doerue run for 7 yds for a TD,

PURDUE 24 NEBRASKA 20

Plummer leaves field in a cart--right ankle injury.

Nebraska takes over at 28 yard line.
Martinez complete to Robinson first down.
Big pass from Martinez to Spielman down to 16 yard line.
Martinez runs in for a touchdown from four yards out.
Nebraska takes the lead 27-24 with 4:21 left in the game.
Great 71 yard drive in 9 plays.

NEBRASKA 27 PURDUE 24

Purdue starts drive at 17 yard line.
Purdue gets first down at 28.
Purdue is moving down to 28 yard line of Nebraska. 26 yard pass for the Boilermakers.
First down at the 14 yard line.
Timeout for Nebraska--the Huskers trying to save time on clock for a final drive. 1:19 left in the game.

3rd down and 5 for Purdue with 1:14 left. Purdue at the 11 yard line of Nebraska. Timeout for Purdue.

REVERSE WORKS FOR PURDUE! BELL RUNS 9 YARDS FOR A TOUCHDOWN WITH 1:08 LEFT.
Purdue takes the lead 31 to 27.

PURDUE 31 NEBRASKA 27

Nebraska gets the ball at 20 yard line.
Time is now for the Huskers.
Incomplete pass.
Incomplete pass. Way short.
Complete to Noa for a 6 yard pass.
INCOMPLETE PASS!!!! BALL IS TIPPED.
Purdue takes over.

FINAL: PURDUE 31 NEBRASKA 27