(Saturday, November 27th)
Final Score: Indiana 34, Purdue 31 (OT)
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Mitch Ewald connected on a 31-yard field goal to lift the Indiana Hoosiers to a thrilling 34-31 overtime victory over the Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten Conference showdown at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Ben Chappell completed 31-of-50 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns under center for Indiana (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten), and Terrance Turner hauled in 10 passes for 100 yards in the win. Damarlo Belcher tallied eight catches for 83 yards as well for the Hoosiers, while Tandon Doss grabbed eight balls for 64 yards and three scores.
Rob Henry threw for 252 yards with three touchdowns and a lone interception in a losing effort for Purdue (4-8, 2-6), with Antavian Edison benefiting to the tune of five catches for 89 yards and a touchdown.
The Boilermakers struck first midway through the first quarter, as Henry hit Edison with a 55-yard scoring strike.
The Hoosiers responded just minutes later, tying the contest at seven apiece following a one-yard Trea Burgess plunge.
But the Boilermakers reclaimed the lead late in the frame with a two-yard toss from Henry to Dan Dierking.
The Boilermakers took a 21-7 lead midway through the second period, as Keith Carlos found the end zone following a one-yard run.
The Hoosiers pulled to within 21-14 with just over two minutes remaining in the half with a four-yard strike from Chappell to Doss.
Early in the third quarter, the Hoosiers knotted things up once again following a six-yard toss from Chappell to Doss.
But the Boilermakers responded midway through the frame, taking a 28-21 advantage on a 52-yard connection between Henry and Cortez Smith.
Early in the final period of play, Chappell and Doss hooked for a touchdown for the third time, this time on a three-yard strike to once again even things up.
A 36-yard Carson Wiggs field goal midway through the stanza gave the Boilermakers a 31-28 lead, but the Hoosiers managed a 26-yard Ewald kick with just nine seconds remaining to force overtime.
Ewald then buried the 31-yard kick in the extra frame, rewarding a strong effort by his defense in that overtime period.
11/27 17:14:21 ET