Say this for Purdue: it knows drama. This time, not a happy ending for the Boilermakers.
Rice 24, Purdue 22: Last week, Purdue blocked a field goal to secure the win against Middle Tennessee State. This time, the Boilers were on the opposite end of the stick, as Rice blocked a 31-yard attempt by Carson Wiggs in the final seconds to hold on for the upset at home. Clearly, Purdue doesn't have much margin for error right now, and Danny Hope's team once again hurt itself with penalties. This was a tough loss for Purdue and will hurt the team's chances of making a bowl game. The Boilers' only points in the second half came on a safety and a field goal by Wiggs, so the offense needs some work. It's a bad loss in a day full of them for the Big Ten so far.