Hawkeyes vs Boilermakers Final: 31-21 - Recap
|Hawkeyes vs Boilermakers Final: 31-21 - Recap|
Marcus Coker scampered through the Purdue defense for 139 yards as Iowa handed the Boilermakers a 31-21 defeat on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Hawkeyes were a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 49.5.
James Vandenberg completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 273 yards for the Hawkeyes in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Ralph Bolden rushed for 71 yards for Purdue, while Robert Marve added 17 yards. Robert Marve threw for 95 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Antavian Edison and Gary Bush had 97 and 34 yards respectively.
Iowa outgained Purdue 408-282 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-20 by the Hawkeyes.
Purdue lost the time of possession battle 33:30/26:30, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Iowa heads into a Week 13 battle against Nebraska. Purdue, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana.