The rarity of a goose egg.
This game was over before it started. Sure, Purdue’s first drive resulted in a punt but after that it was touchdown after touchdown. It’s not often that Purdue can say that they simply outmatch an opponent at nearly every position but if you listened to the podcast or read the site at all this week you would’ve known that UConn is not a good football team. That showed today in front of 10s of 100s of fans.
Jack Plummer put on a clinic despite having to run for his life at times. David Bell made amazing play after amazing play while grabbing three touchdowns. Neither player made an appearance in the second half. Purdue wound up playing four quarterbacks which normally is a recipe for disaster but today was about getting everyone a look.
This was Purdue’s first shutout since a 59-0 victory over SE Missouri State in 2011 and the first road shutout since 1981 against Northwestern.
It wasn’t all good though as Horvath went out early in the game and didn’t return. It looked like a possible ankle injury and he reappeared on the sideline in a boot. No information was available at this time. He wasn’t the only injury. Tight end Garrett Miller also went down. No information was available about his injury at the moment.
As we stated on the site and the podcast don’t read too much into this victory. UConn is very bad. Next week will be a real test as Norte Dame returns to the schedule after surviving scares in back to back weeks. Purdue sits at 2-0 on the season. Football is fun when you win.