WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers are back at Ross-Ade Stadium for a rivalry matchup with Indiana. The Old Oaken Bucket will be on the line when the teams kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Indiana is currently just 2-9 this season and rides a seven-game losing streak. Purdue enters the game at 7-4 on the year and is a 15-point favorite. Here's a look at how to watch the game, including TV information and the latest point spread. CLICK HERE
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Purdue has a chance to finish the regular season with eight wins for the first time since 2006. It's going to be a fun one here today, let's get things started:
7:00 p.m. ET, FINAL — Purdue defeats Indiana 44-7 to reclaim the Old Oaken Bucket, finishing the regular season at 8-4.
6:55 p.m. ET — Backups in the game for Purdue. The offense goes 3-and-out for the first time in this half. In fact, the Boilermakers scored touchdowns on every drive in the second half before this past possession.
2:46 remaining in the game, so this one is just about over.
6:50 p.m. ET — Grant Gremel throws an interception to Purdue linebacker Jacob Wahlberg. 4:19 remaining in the game.
6:39 p.m. ET — With Jack Plummer in at quarterback, Purdue still manages to put together a scoring drive and reach the end zone. Running back Dylan Downing caps off the drive with a 33-yard touchdown run.
Boilermakers take a 44-7 lead with 9:28 to go.
6:25 p.m. ET — David Bell gets into the end zone with a 20-yard catch. The star receiving is up to 79 yards on six catches, and Purdue has a 37-7 lead with 13:53 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Indiana blocked the extra point.
6:14 p.m. ET, END Q3 — Aidan O'Connell picks up a first down with his legs before the end of the third quarter. Purdue is over 100 yards on the afternoon, looking to build on a 31-7 lead.
6:07 p.m. ET — Purdue has held Indiana to just 159 yards of total offense and 3.5 yards per play.
5:55 p.m. ET — Purdue reaches the end zone yet again as Aidan O'Connell fires to TJ Sheffield for a five-yard touchdown. The offense had three runs of 10 or more yards, including a 29-yard scamper by running back King Doerue.
The Boilermakers go 69 yards in six plays to make it a 31-7 game with 8:37 to play in the third quarter.
5:41 p.m. ET — Purdue gets into the end zone on a 21-yard completion from Aidan O'Connell to Jackson Anthrop. The Boilermakers take a 24-7 lead with 12:26 left in the third quarter.
5:38 p.m. ET — Indiana's first drive of the second half is a three-and-out. Purdue takes over at its own 49-yard line after a punt.
5:15 p.m. ET, HALFTIME — Indiana goes 10 plays and 45 yards but misses a 40-yard field goal at the end of the half. Purdue goes into the locker room with a 17-7 lead, and the Hoosiers will receive the ball to start the third quarter.
5:07 p.m. ET — Indiana with a bad snap, forcing Grant Gremel to retreat to the 47-yard line before he recovers. However, on the following play, Jalen Graham is called for taunting.
Purdue supplementing Indiana's drives in the first half. Indiana has a chance to score before the end of the half. Purdue still up 17-7.
5:06 p.m. ET — Jamari Brown gets called for his second pass interference penalty of the game. Penalties have been a catalyst for Indiana's success in the first half.
5:03 p.m. ET — Purdue forced Indiana into a 3rd-and-long situation, and tight end Peyton Hendershot picks up 21 yards on a short pass and gets a first down. Boilermakers with some sloppy tackling.
The Hoosiers had just two yards in the second quarter before the start of this drive. They've run five plays for 22 yards. 1:26 remaining in the half, and Indiana will receive to start the third quarter.
4:47 p.m. ET — Purdue drive stalls at the 14-yard line, so Mitchell Fineran comes into the game to attempt a 32-yard field goal. His kick goes through the uprights, and the Boilermakers take a 17-7 lead with 6:53 remaining in the first half.
4:31 p.m. ET — On the very next play, O'Connell gets time in the pocket and finds a wide open Paul Piferi for an 18-yard touchdown. Purdue takes a 14-7 lead with 12:42 remaining in the second quarter.
4:30 p.m. ET — Aidan O'Connell throws a pick-six, but Broc Thompson was interfered with on the play. A touchdown for Indiana turns into a first-down for Purdue.
4:27 p.m. ET — Purdue takes down Grant Gremel on third down for a loss of five yards. Indiana's punt doesn't get past the 50-yard line, so the Boilermakers will have good field position when the offense takes the field.
4:22 p.m. ET, END Q1 — Purdue and Indiana are tied 7-7 with the second quarter coming up. Aidan O'Connell has completed 10 of his 11 passes for 99 yards already, but a big sack by the Hoosiers shut down the offense's second drive of the game.
Indiana will have 2nd-and-7 from the 15-yard line.
4:18 p.m. ET — David Bell catches his first pass of the day for 14 yards. He needs 87 yards to set the program's single-season receiving yards record. On the same play, tackle Eric Miller came off the field with an apparent injury.
4:05 p.m. ET — After a pass interference penalty on Jamari Brown, Indiana quarterback Donaven McCulley punches in a touchdown from two yards out.
The Hoosiers tie the game 7-7 with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter.
4:04 p.m. ET — Purdue shooting itself in the foot on defense right now. Penalties are helping Indiana march down the field on its first offensive drive of the game. Walk-on quarterback Grant Gremel is passing in rhythm.
3:49 p.m. ET — The Boilermakers catch a break. The offense fumbles the ball on the goal line, but it was recovered by Purdue in the end zone for a touchdown.
The play was under review, and was called a one-yard touchdown by Zander Horvath.
3:48 p.m. ET — Purdue hands the ball off to Jackson Anthrop on fourth and short inside the five-yard line. Anthrop shoots to the right and fires a pass to the end zone intended for Payne Durham.
The pass falls incomplete, but a flag was thrown for pass interference.
3:43 p.m. ET — Purdue moving the ball on its first possession. Aidan O'Connell delivers a strike to redshirt fifth-year senior Jackson Anthrop for a gain of 28 yards.
3:38 p.m. ET — Indiana wins the coin toss and elects to defer to the second half. Purdue will receive to start the game.
PREGAME — Purdue freshman punter Jack Ansell is inactive for the Boilermakers.
Stories Related to Purdue Football
- PURDUE RIVALRY RECORDS: The matchup between Purdue and Indiana for the Old Oaken Bucket has produced several memorable performances. The Boilermakers host the Hoosiers in front of a sold-out Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. CLICK HERE
- JEFF BROHM, TOM ALLEN SHOW RESPECT: Despite a fierce rivalry matchup between Purdue and Indiana on the horizon, coaches Jeff Brohm and Tom Allen have showed nothing but respect for each other. The last time the two teams played, the Hoosiers claimed the Old Oaken Bucket with a 44-41 win at Ross-Ade Stadium. CLICK HERE
- WHAT JEFF BROHM SAID AHEAD OF THE BUCKET GAME: Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm met with the local media Monday to discuss the team's upcoming matchup against Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium. Here's everything he had to say, including video. CLICK HERE
- DAVID BELL NAMED BILETNIKOFF FINALIST: Purdue junior wide receiver David Bell is one of three finalists for the 2021 Biletnikoff Award. In 10 games so far this season, he's recorded 87 catches for 1,207 yards and five touchdowns. CLICK HERE
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