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Nebraska Leads Purdue 27-13 At Half

A kind of good, not great half by our beloved Huskers

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska freshman safety Myles Farmer suffered an ankle or knee injury so bad BTN said they wouldn’t show it because of its “gruesome nature”. Hopefully this isn’t an omen.

Nebraska 7 - 0

Purdue picked up a 3rd and 10 on their first offensive series, but couldn’t pick up a 3rd and 11 as our beloved Huskers pressured quarterback Jack Plummer without a blitz! THEN NEBRASKA MADE A SPECIAL TEAMS PLAY AS Levi Falck blocked the punt. Simon Otte recovered the ball on the one yard line.

Dedrick Mills scored on the next play.

PAT: Culp, Connor kick attempt good.

Scoring Drive: 1 plays, 1 yards, 0:02

Nebraska 14 - 0

Nebraska’s defense forced a three and out. The special teams came after the punt like men possessed, causing a 36 yard punt which was fielded by Cam Taylor-Britt. He returned it 27 yards to to the Purdue 32. A sideline interference call on the Boiler bench put the ball at the 17.

Luke McCaffrey lost two yards on the first play, then Adrian Martinez dropped back, avoided numerous Boiler tacklers, rumbled, stumbled, groved and moved his way to the endzone. It was beautiful.

Connor Culp made the PAT.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays, 17 yards, 1:05

Nebraska 17 - 0

Nebraska started at the Purdue 43 after a 26 yard punt. Zavier Betts had a 13-yard reception for a first down. Nebraska got a first down at the Purdue 12, but couldn’t get any closer than the six.

Connor Culp made a 25-yard field goal

Scoring Drive: 8 plays, 37 yards, 2:40

Nebraska 17 - Purdue 3

Purdue started at their own 26, then maneuvered down the field like a bunch of drunken engineers. BIG TEN OFFICIALS CALLED HOLDING ON PURDUE TWICE ON THIS DRIVE! THE WORLD WILL PROBABLY END TOMORROW, ENJOY TODAY YOU LUCKY SUNSABITCHES!

The Purdue drive stalled at the Nebraska 28.

J.D. Dellinger kicked a 45 yard field goal.

Drive Summary: 10 Plays, 46 yards, 4:57 used.

Nebraska 20 - Purdue 3

Our beloved Huskers started at their own 25 after a touchback. Nebraska started with an incompletion to Jack Stoll, then Martinez hit Wan’Dale Robinson for 14 yards. Three plays later he hit Robinson on a 3rd and 8 for a 25 yard gain.

Our beloved Huskers had a 1st and 5 in the Purdue 29. Rahmir Johnson rushed for four yards to the 25 for a 2nd and 1, but Martinez was sacked on the next play as Jack Sullivan pushed Bryce Benhart into Adrian for a butt sack. Martinez’ next pass to Robinson on a slant was incomplete.

CONNOR CULP KICKED A 49-yard field goal, the longest for Nebraska since... a very, very long time!

Scoring Drive: 9 plays, 44 yards, 3:40

Nebraska 20 - Purdue 10

Nebraska special teams gave up a 42-yard kick return by TJ Sheffield. Purdue started at their own 44. They then moved down the field quickly and with relative ease.

Two key plays on the drive. Jackson Anthrop had a 22-yard reception to the Nebraska 23. Plummer threw to David Bell for a three-yard gain, then to King Doerue for an easy, wide open 20 yard touchdown reception. Nebraska looked confused getting lined up.

Touchdown Scored by King Doerue on a pass from Jack Plummer

Scoring Drive: 6 plays, 56 yards, 2:18

Nebraska 27 - Purdue 10

Nebraska started at the 35 after the Purdue kick didn’t come anywhere near the football field. Our beloved Huskers glided smoothly towards the end zone. Martinez looked like a smooth operator. Some guy named Cooper Jewett got two yards rushing. And another guy named Wyatt Liewer scored on a 10-yard screen reception in which the Purdue defense looked confused and outmanned.

Key play: Martinez finding Robinson for a beautifully thrown pass on the run.

Scoring Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:51

Nebraska - Purdue 13

Purdue blocked a Nebraska punt to start at the 20 yard line. They picked up a first down, getting down to the nine yard line, then Dellinger kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 11 yards, 0:19

It was a half of football by two neurotic teams trying to overcome existential crises.

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