Boilermakers Lose 10th Straight to Badgers


Despite only giving up 24 points, the Purdue Boilermakers left Camp Randall Stadium with their 10th straight loss to the Wisconsin Badgers.

At halftime, the Wisconsin Badgers only led the Purdue Boilermakers 10-7. That shows how good this Boilermakers defense has been this season. But when all was said and done, the Badgers won 24-7, which shows just how bad the Boilermakers offense has been.

Badgers quarterback Joel Stave led the way, going 30-of-39 for 322 yards and an interception. The Purdue secondary had a rough day, but the defense held the Badgers running attack under 100 yards for the first time since 2005, and under 200 yards for the first time since 2010.

For the Boilermakers, their offense was missing for the second straight game.

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Quarterback David Blough still can’t find the rhythm he had in his first career start against Bowling Green. Blough went 15-of-26 for 136 yards. The only positive you can pull from Blough’s performance is that he did not throw an interception, something he did three times last week.

Once again the running game never got going. Markell Jones and D.J. Knox combined for 22 carries and 70 yards. Jones was the lead back, if you want to call him that, and finished with 46 yards on 12 carries. He also had three catches for 29 yards.

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The offense stalled after six plays or less on seven of their 11 drives. Not allowing their defense to catch their breath has been one of the biggest downfalls for the Boilermakers this year.

Wisconsin’s offense took advantage of Purdue’s inability to keep their offense on the field. The Badgers finished with 418 yards of total offense and a time of possession of 37 minutes and 46 seconds – 15 minutes and 32 seconds longer than the Boilermakers.

Purdue has now lost 10 straight against the Badgers and nine straight Big Ten conference games dating back to last season. They will have a chance to break that streak next week when they welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers to Ross-Ade Stadium.

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