After forcing Michigan to punt on their first possession, it looked like Purdue was off to a great start. That was until the ensuing punt hit gunner Terrell Vinson in the back and it was recovered by Michigan. Michigan punched it in 2 plays later on a 24 yard Henne touchdown pass to Manningham. Purdue never recovered.
-Purdue turned the ball over four times. Michigan scored touchdowns after all of them.
-Purdue didn't get its 100th offensive yard until midway through the 3rd quarter.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
A masterful defensive play by defensive end Keyon Brown led to the only meaningful Purdue points of the day. As Henne dropped back to pass deep in his own territory, Keyon Brown came on a speed rush to the outside and stripped the ball from Henne's grasp. The fumble was recovered by Purdue and Purdue punched it in to tie the game 7-7.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
Coach Joe Tiller on staying positive in the face of consecutive embarrassing defeats, "But we have to be accountable, too," he said. "We can't just sweep things under the rug and pretend it never happened." I agree Joe. Let's start working on that gameplan for the Hawkeyes.