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3-4, 6th in Big Ten - West

Could Penn State be due for a letdown?

Penn State is riding high after the win over Ohio State. The Nittany Lions (-13) face Purdue next and may not be highly motivated. The Boilermakers played well in a loss to Nebraska after the firing of Darrell Hazell. Early Betting Look (Insider)

Nebraska comes alive in second half to beat Purdue (0:45)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska pulls away from Purdue for a 27-14 victory, moving to 7-0 this season. That means we'll see a top-10 matchup between Nebraska and Wisconsin next week for the second time since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. Purdue QB David Blough threw for at least 300 yards for the fourth game this season. But Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong accounted for more than 300 yards of offense himself. It wasn't always pretty, but the Cornhuskers remain unbeaten. We'll see how good they are with Wisconsin and Ohio State the next two games.


Nebraska pulling away from Purdue

Alonzo Moore gives the Cornhuskers some breathing room by taking a handoff up the right sideline for a 24-yard touchdown. Nebraska holds a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.


No. 8 Nebraska takes lead over Purdue

Tommy Armstrong Jr. fires a laser to De'Mornay Pierson-El, who breaks through a tackle and speeds into the end zone, putting Nebraska back in front 17-14 over Purdue.

Pierson-El breaks a tackle to go 40 yards for Nebraska TD (1:18)
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley talks about why they need to run the ball better in the second half (0:21)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue trailed No. 8 Nebraska by a touchdown only 16 seconds into the game after a disastrous start that included an interception on a halfback pass. But the Boilermakers have put together a stunning turnaround to take a 14-10 halftime lead in Lincoln under interim coach Gerad Parker. QB David Blough has thrown for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Nebraska has been held to 168 yards of total offense. Nebraska has a big game next week against Wisconsin but can't look ahead just yet.

Purdue head coach Gerad Parker is really proud of his team's effort in the first half (0:39)

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What is it about playing Nebraska for Purdue's David Blough and DeAngelo Yancey? This is the second straight season they have connected on an 80-plus-yard touchdown against Nebraska. Those are the two longest passes of Blough's career. This is Yancey's second game with two receiving touchdowns; both have come against the Cornhuskers.


Purdue takes lead over No. 8 Nebraska

DeAngelo Yancey catches the pass and takes it 88 yards to the house, giving Purdue a 14-10 lead over No. 8 Nebraska


Purdue makes spectacular diving catch

Bilal Marshall goes all out for this 44-yard reception. The big play set up a game-tying TD against No. 8 Nebraska. It's 7-7 on ESPN2.


Armstrong Jr. gives Nebraska the lead

QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. runs for a 22-yard TD to give No. 8 Nebraska a 7-0 early lead over Purdue on ESPN2.

Watch: Purdue at No. 8 Nebraska

Nebraska is a big favorite against struggling Purdue, which fired head coach Darrell Hazzell this week. The Cornhuskers are 6-0 for the first time since the 2001 season, when they made the BCS title game. Live on ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 8 Nebraska plays host to Purdue today, and it will be a story of two teams heading in opposite directions. Nebraska is 6-0 under second-year coach Mike Riley and looking at a potentially huge showdown next Saturday against Wisconsin to take full control of the Big Ten West. Purdue fired coach Darrell Hazell after a poor performance against Iowa last week. Interim coach Gerad Parker faces a tough task in trying to implement substantial changes over the final six games. But Purdue, at 3-3, still has a chance to reach a bowl game.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

If Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner is a candidate for the Purdue job, that's news to him. "That stuff comes up and the only way I find out about it is if somebody texts me or [the media] brings it up," Warinner said. "Otherwise, I'm just grinding, trying to get this football team better. ... I focus on that, and those [other] things take care of themselves. I don't have to get involved in any of that stuff. I'm just going to take care of my job."

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Steele: Cornhuskers are a good play

Nebraska has Wisconsin next week, but don't expect a letdown against coach-less Purdue on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (-24) are clicking on all cylinders according to Phil Steele, and the Boilermakers have their own problems. Best Bets (Insider)

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Midseason recruiting review: Big Ten

The Big Ten is home to four teams in the AP Top 25 as well as the No. 1 recruiting class with all eyes looking at Michigan-Ohio State.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker, who took over when Darrell Hazell was fired Sunday, said he doesn't plan to change much on either side of the ball. Parker said the focus now for the 3-3 Boilermakers is trying to get to a bowl game as a reward for the seniors. Purdue is at No. 8 Nebraska on Saturday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards306.016th
Rushing Yards120.3116th
Points For25.6Tied-89th
Points Against33.3102nd

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