Purdue vs. Iowa Photo Gallery

I know that it is Indiana week, but I thought that I would take one last look back at the disappointing game yesterday. It seems as if our bowl chances took a huge hit with the loss. Here are some of the pictures that I liked from yesterday’s game.

Gabe Holmes makes a catch on the five looking to score...

...and then drags a few defenders in to tie the score at seven

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Purdue vs. Minnesota Photo Gallery

My nice seats right behind the Purdue bench made me a little trigger happy with my camera. Here are a few pictures that I liked from the game for one reason or another.

I don't know what Danny Hope was saying to his team prior to the game, but it sure worked

Albert Evans goes up to snare a pass during warm ups

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Minnesota Helps Keep Purdue’s Rose Bowl Hopes Alive

Adam Brockman leads a fired up Boiler team out on the field

Today Purdue beat a really bad Minnesota team to go 1-0 in the Big Ten. Do I really think that the Boilers have a shot at the Rose Bowl? No. Is it a possibility? Yes. I mean you still have to play the games and anything can happen. I think today only showed that Purdue is not the worst team in the Big Ten like many people have been posting since Notre Dame came in an whipped them last week. All the extracurricular activities during the week did not seem to bother the Boilers in any way shaped or form, and came away with a 45-17 win. More importantly they are now three wins away from a bowl game. Maybe things in West Lafayette are not as bad as many would think. Of course just like a few weeks ago when Purdue beat down SEMO you really can’t tell much from this game. Next week in Happy Valley will be a much better barometer. It was still nice to celebrate a good old fashion beatdown today though. Continue reading

Purdue vs. Indiana Photo Gallery Part 2

Although the second half did not turn out as I would have hoped here are the pictures from the final two plus quarters of Saturday’s game.

A Ben Chappell fumble lays on the ground. Albert Evans recovered the ball, but the play was overturned

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Game Notes: Purdue vs. Michigan

The player that must have haunted Rich Rodriguez for two years

So this is it. The Boilers have three games left with two wins needed to become bowl eligible. They go to Michigan State next weekend so I think that they will have to take care of Michigan this week along with beating the Hoosiers to get their two wins. There is also the chance that they finish out 0-3. I think that the events of this weekend will go a long way in determining how the rest of the season goes.  Continue reading

Game Notes: Purdue @ Illinois

Chief Illiniwek during his last football performance in 2006

This will be the second time that I have traveled to Champaign to see the Boilers play the Illini. The first was in 2006 when Joe Tiller’s group took advantage of turnovers to become bowl eligible. While reading the Illinois preview on Hammer and Rails I saw that Boiler T-Mill who does most of the writing had a 7-11 record following Purdue on the road. That got me thinking about my record following Purdue. I have seen Purdue on the road fifteen times so far. Of those fifteen times the Boilers have dropped ten of them. The worst loss by far had to be last season at Wisconsin when they went down 37-0. I am really glad that I sold my Ohio State tickets for last weekend because that would have been horrible to have seen in person. Here is a quick breakdown of my Purdue road trips by team: Continue reading

Boilers Homecoming Pictures – Part 1

I loved the throwback uniforms so I took way too many pictures Saturday. To keep the post size down I have broken the pictures down into two parts. Here is the first of the homecoming pictures:

Kerrigan getting pressure

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Boilers With a Somber Win on Homecoming

Let’s just start this out with the obvious and get it out of the way. It seemed like the news of Robbie Hummel getting hurt spread through the 47,000+ at Ross Ade Stadium quicker than the wave. I found out by text message, and of course had to see it from a source online to believe it. To most people in the crowd the football game took a backseat to the breaking news. I will have more about the incident later, but for now let’s just say that a kid like Hummel deserves better than he has gotten. All the hard work to get back only to be disappointed so early in the season. It truly is a terrible thing. I will not forget that he initially hurt his knee against Minnesota, and then re-injured the same knee with Minnesota’s football team in town. The Gopher may be moving to the top of the list of teams that I don’t like.  Continue reading