Boilermakers Down Iowa 27-24 - Match Report
Purdue got a 102-yard performance from Ralph Bolden as a key part of its 27-24 victory over the Hawkeyes on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
Purdue won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 48.5.
Robert Marve completed 25 of 33 pass attempts for 266 yards for the Boilermakers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Damon Bullock rushed for 43 yards for Iowa, while James Vandenberg added 31 yards. James Vandenberg threw for 190 yards for the Hawkeyes, while receivers Kevonte Martin-Manley and Zach Derby had 63 and 38 yards respectively.
Iowa was outgained by Purdue 490-264 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-16 by the Boilermakers.
Iowa lost the time of possession battle 32:39/27:21, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Purdue looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Illinois. Iowa will aim to get back on the winning track at Michigan.