Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Boilermakers roll over lifeless Tigers

Boilermakers roll over lifeless Tigers Boilermakers roll over lifeless Tigers
Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 10:53

"Pop" Bliss, a Yale man, took over as Missouri's head coach that year and after shutout victories over Sedalia and Vanderbilt guided MU to a 16-6 win over one of the founding programs of a new conference of schools that would become the Big Ten.

On Saturday, Purdue jumped out to a 28-0 second-quarter lead while its defense held Missouri to 203 yards of total offense. He also rushed for Purdue's first touchdown, carrying five yards for the only points the Boilermakers needed.

Tario Fuller led the backfield with 90 yards on 90 carries and a touchdown.

[Credit to /u/cashewynut on Reddit] However, Missouri's performance looked like a scene out the Hazell Era, and I do not envy them. Blough capped that drive with a one-yard touchdown pass to Richie Worship.

Purdue converted on eight of 17 third-down attempts, while Missouri finished two for 11.

Odom conducted a fiery, lectern-smacking press conference after last week's 31-13 loss to SC.

Any thought of Missouri carrying momentum to the second half ended when linebacker Markus Bailey intercepted Lock's sideline pass on the first drive after halftime.

By all accounts, it had been a good week of practice.

Missouri's listless performance was best illustrated by one series in the second quarter in which the Tigers committed penalties on four consecutive plays - three false starts and a holding infraction.

Purdue shut down running back Damarea Crockett, who entered the game with 299 yards rushing, averaging 8.3 yards per carry. Missed tackles and loose zone coverages gave Purdue ample opportunities to put points on the board, and the Boilermakers took advantage. The Boilermakers targeted 13 different pass catchers, with freshman receiver Jackson Anthrop leading the way.

PURDUE: The Boilermakers travel to MI for their Big Ten opener.