LIVE BLOG: Follow Purdue Football's Matchup With Indiana in Real Time
Purdue football is on the road against rival Indiana, looking to claim the Old Oaken Bucket for the second consecutive season while playing for a Big Ten West title. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Follow our live blog for updates, news and analysis throughout the game
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Purdue football is playing for the Old Oaken Bucket and a Big Ten West title on Saturday against in-state rival Indiana. The matchup is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium.
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6:41 p.m. ET, FINAL – Purdue 30, Indiana 16
6:33 p.m. ET — Conner Bazelak rifles a pass toward the right sideline, but Cory Trice is credited for an interception and runs it back eight yards for a touchdown. Purdue leads 30-10 with 2:17 left to play.
6:32 p.m. ET — Purdue's defense has kept Indiana out of the end zone in the second half, protecting a lead and allowing the offense to put this game on cruise control.
6:15 p.m. ET — Indiana is unable to move the chains on fourth down despite reaching the red zone for the third consecutive drive. Purdue takes over on downs from its own 17-yard line with a 14-point lead.
6:04 p.m. ET — Charlie Jones hauls in a pass from Aidan O'Connell and races 60 yards into the end zone. Purdue takes a 24-10 lead with 9:38 left to play in the game.
5:59 p.m. ET — Indiana makes it a one-score game with a 28-yard field goal by Charles Campbell. Purdue has been penalized five times for 55 yards. The Hoosiers have reached the red zone on back-to-back drives.
5:49 p.m. ET, END Q3 — Purdue leads Indiana 17-7 heading into the final quarter. The Boilermakers scored touchdowns on their first two drives after halftime and held the Hoosiers 45 yards.
5:45 p.m. ET — Purdue holds Indiana to no points after an 8-play, 57-yard drive by coming away with a blocked field goal. The Boilermakers keep a 17-7 lead with time running down in the third quarter.
5:43 p.m. ET — Penalties are hurting the Purdue defense on this drive. Indiana is up to the 25-yard line.
5:35 p.m. ET — Devin Mockobee is getting more involved here in the second half. He takes a handoff and gets into the end zone from 27 yards out, giving Purdue a 17-7 lead with 6:06 to play in the third quarter.
Mockobee has 121 yards from scrimmage on just 12 touches.
5:29 p.m. ET — Indiana is trying to get after Aidan O'Connell, but the veteran signal-caller is getting the ball out of his hands quickly. He fires deep down the left sideline intended for TJ Sheffield, and the Hoosiers are flagged for holding in the secondary.
The Boilermakers are to the opposing 39-yard line and are looking to extend their lead here in the third quarter.
5:18 p.m. ET — Purdue finds the end zone on a 15-yard pass from Aidan O'Connell to Payne Durham. The Boilermakers retake the lead with 10:35 left in the third quarter, going ahead 10-7.
5:16 p.m. ET — Aidan O'Connell just overshot Charlie Jones, which would have put Purdue near the goal line. Instead, the offense faces second-and-10 from the Indiana 32-yard line.
5:12 p.m. ET — Purdue picks up first downs on back-to-back plays. First, Aidan O'Connell rifled a pass to tight end Payne Durham before keeping the ball himself on a run of 10 yards.
5:10 p.m. ET — Purdue forces a three-and-out on Indiana's opening drive of the second half. Charlie Jones calls for a fair catch at the 18-yard line, and the Boilermakers will look to find a rhythm on offense.
4:46 p.m. ET, HALFTIME — Indiana lets the clock run out to end the half, and Purdue trails 7-3 going into the locker room. The Hoosiers are outgaining the Boilermakers 196-133, with a 71-yard touchdown being the biggest play of the game so far.
4:39 p.m. ET — Purdue takes a delay of game penalty on fourth down with 10 yards to go. The Boilermakers punt still trailing 7-3 with 3:43 to play before halftime. Jack Ansell delivers a fantastic punt that rolls out of bounds at the 1-yard line.
4:34 p.m. ET — A screen pass to Charlie Jones works to perfection. Purdue's leading receiver finds open field and races down the left sideline for a gain of 58 yards to the Indiana 34-yard line.
4:29 p.m. ET — Purdue's defense gets off the field, but Indiana is controlling the line of scrimmage both offensively and defensively so far this afternoon. Following a punt by the Hoosiers, the Boilermakers will start their drive from the 5-yard line with 4:57 before halftime.
4:27 p.m. ET — Indiana is slowly moving the ball down the field and has already picked up nine first downs in the opening half. Purdue will have to slow down the running game defensively.
4:19 p.m. ET — Aidan O'Connell is sacked for a loss of nine yards. He's been taken down in the backfield twice already in the first half. Purdue faced third down and needs 16 yards to move the chains.
4:16 p.m. ET — Purdue catches a break as Indiana is unable to make a 44-yard field goal. The Boilermakers take over from the 26-yard line down 7-3 with 14:50 left before halftime.
4:12 p.m. ET, END Q1 — Indiana 7, Purdue 3
The Boilermakers have run 13 plays for 70 yards, while the Hoosiers have gained 133 total yards and are just outside the red zone. The defense will have to adjust to Conner Bazelak now being under center.
4:03 p.m. ET — Indiana elects to stay on the field for yet another fourth down and running back Shaun Shivers is able to move the chains. On the next play, quarterback Dexter Williams II goes down with a non-contact injury and has to be carted off the field.
4:00 p.m. ET — Indiana goes for it on fourth down from its own 45-yard line and picks up 10 yards with some trickery. Dexter Williams II pitches to wide receiver Emery Simmons, who beats the Purdue defense on the left side.
3:53 p.m. ET — Purdue gets close to midfield on its second drive of the game, but Aidan O'Connell is sacked on third down back at the 38-yard line. The Boilermakers will punt after going just 13 yards in six plays.
3:46 p.m. ET — Indiana strikes on a 71-yard touchdown run by Jaylin Lucas, and Purdue finds itself trailing 7-3 with 11:02 still to play in the first quarter. The Hoosiers went 74 yards in just two plays on their opening drive.
3:40 p.m. ET — The drive stalls at the Indiana 12-yard line, and Mitchell Fineran steps onto the field to kick a 29-yard field goal. Purdue leads 3-0 with 11:49 left to play in the first quarter.
3:38 p.m. ET — Purdue into the red zone on its opening drive. Indiana has struggled to slow down this offense, whether it be through the air or on the ground. Devin Mockobee making his way back to the field changes the dynamic for the Boilermakers offensively.
3:36 p.m. ET — Aidan O'Connell completes to Andrew Sowinski on Purdue's first play from scrimmage, picking up 21 yards through the air. On the very next play, Devin Mockobee takes a handoff for 10 yards.
Kickoff — Indiana wins the coin toss and elects to defer to the second half. Purdue will receive the ball to start the game, putting Aidan O'Connell and the offense on the field with a chance to start things off quickly.
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