Purdue battles but falls short to Michigan 28-10

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN.– The 4th game of the season for Purdue was going to be a test to see how they would fare with an elite football school. They battled hard but fell short of number eight Michigan 28-10. It wasn’t a complete surprise but the team fought hard in an electric Ross-Ade stadium.

Mike Brohm, as usual, played both Elijah Sindelar and David Blough throughout the entire game. Blough started and finished 5-for-13 with only 32 yards. Sindelar was the highlight coming into the game later and going 7-for-16 for 103 yards and a touchdown. Wideout Jackson Anthrop even completed a pass which came on the first play of the first drive for Purdue. The pass from Anthrop went to QB Blough on a trick play for 24 yards.

Brycen Hopkins caught the Boilermakers only touchdown with a total of three receptions for 29 yards. Terry Wright led Purdue in receiving yards with 4 catches and 64 yards.

The Purdue defense looked strong against a very tough Big Ten opponent in Michigan. They held the Wolverines to 7 first-half points with the Boilers leading 10-7. Purdue was only trailing by 4 going into the fourth quarter. Michigan added two rushing touchdowns which put the game away.

Markus Bailey led the defense with 9 tackles with 2 going for a loss. Bailey also added 2 sacks. Gelen Robinson added 3 tackles for a loss.

For Purdue to compete with Michigan during the first 3 quarters is incredible. A win would have been very hard but more likely than it would last year. Like I’ve said before, Purdue can win 7-8 games and secure some type of a bowl game.


Lucas Babcock

Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief and Founder of SportZreport.com. Babcock has been with the SportZreport.com Editorial Team since April 2015.

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