Purdue is definitely not going to get points on pretty for this one. Facing a lackluster offense that hadn’t scored a touchdown in more than a month the Purdue defense was quickly gashed for a 79 yard touchdown run. The 14-0 lead after a quarter felt insurmountable, but Aidan O’Connell did just enough. His poise yesterday helped deliver Purdue’s fourth win of the season and the late field goal from J.D. Dellinger was just enough to keep some extremyl faint postseason hopes alive for the Boilermakers.
Oh, and David Bell continues to be an incredibly dangerous weapon no matter who is throwing him the football.
As you will see from this week’s In Tweets, we ran the gamut of emotions from start to finish. Northwestern is not a good team and Purdue is far from great with all the injuries, but after everything Purdue has been through this season I think we’ll take it.
A fun game to play every weekend- who scores more: Northwestern or Manchester City?— Paul M. Banks (@PaulMBanks) November 8, 2019
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE MAKING NORTHWESTERN HALF-HATS https://t.co/Geu5se8q6Z— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) November 9, 2019
34 days without a touchdown, so you knew they would rattle one off against us immediately— Boiler Uniforms (@BoilerUniforms) November 9, 2019
So much for going under for this game, if this is how it's gonna go!— Isaac Romig (@IsaacRomig1) November 9, 2019
Holy sweet fuck, Purdue football is a joke right now! https://t.co/8HJoMrUrLm
Giving up multiple first quarter Touchdowns to Northwestern is an embarrassment on a national scale— Beneath The Paint (@BeneathThePaint) November 9, 2019
Nice drive by Purdue. Showed resiliency/toughness and overcame holding call to finish the drive. It's 14-7, NU. Now, can the defense respond and force another punt?— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 9, 2019
This game is going to destroy all faith in the Jeff Brohm era. And it should.— Disband USSF (@BoilerBandsman) November 9, 2019
I tried but I ended up getting a safety. https://t.co/Lm4tSLPdW7— Hammer & Rails (@HammerAndRails) November 9, 2019
Purdue Twitter: Purdue is the worst team in the history of football.— Drewithahardewwww (@LegendofSM) November 9, 2019
5 Minutes Later: I'm not saying we would beat Ohio State this year but I don't think they want any of this smoke!
Northwestern scored a touchdown?— RossWB (@RossWB) November 9, 2019
on one hand, this is Purdue's lost like 10 of their 15 best players (including Rondale, Bailey, & *three* QBs), and 30 freshman (19 true) have needed to see the field, which isn't ideal for football.— Aneesh Ramaswamy (@aneeshswamy) November 9, 2019
on the other hand, woah buddy this defense should be better. https://t.co/Gbs5PFlsG4
Just a bunch of guys taking Comm 114 and scoring TDs. https://t.co/gmIjb1reiE— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 9, 2019
Fun fact it costs less for a family of 6 to get into a Northwestern football game than it does to park for one.— Corey Ross (@CorRock3148) November 9, 2019
AOC really spreading the wealth around this quarter.— Boiled Sports (@BoiledSports) November 9, 2019
Every coach in America should have an official twitter checker.— Habitual Boiler (@HabitualBoiler) November 9, 2019
At the half:
Coach: “what’s twitter saying”
Twitter checker: “pretty much says you need to quit being a scared dipshit and go try and win this game”
Coach in the second half: pic.twitter.com/dcQOUcpJCB
JD Dellinger always smiles before massive Purdue kicks and i love it pic.twitter.com/GsoKqGCErB— Aneesh Ramaswamy (@aneeshswamy) November 9, 2019
3️⃣rd String Walk-On QB— Eron Hodges (@EronHodges) November 9, 2019
3️⃣rd String Walk-On Center
2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ Freshman All-American WR out hurt
2️⃣ Defensive Captains out hurt
Excuses... great team win...
"That's what makes this sport great."— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 9, 2019
From walking on to starting this @BoilerFootball game in his own backyard, former D-III commit Aidan O'Connell was moved to tears after leading a game-winning FG drive: pic.twitter.com/BEw66LXeLZ
Worked harder than anyone. Never questioned the situation he was in. Ready for the moment. Boilermaker. https://t.co/WZkQpRTiIj— David Blough (@david_blough10) November 9, 2019