Purdue outlasted Minnesota today at Ross-Aide Field 27-21. Purdue’s bend but don’t break defense held Minnesota, and the offense led by Curtis Painter put up just enough to get the win. Purdue is now 4-0, and will take that undefeated record into South Bend next weekend.
Saw a lot of bright spots again yesterday. Nick Cavallo looked like a stud on the kickoff team. He made about every tackle he could. Painter was patient and seemed to go through his progressions to find the open receiver. He had some bad throws, but made pretty good decisions. Sheets and Taylor could not be brought down on the first hit. They both showed good escapability. Keller once again was tough to tackle. Greg Orton looked hobbled the little that he played, but Standeford seemed to do well in his place. The team is improving every week, and that is all that you can ask.
By the way, rain and thunderstorms kept me away from the Slicer game last night. They took care of Merrillville though 41-14. They are now 5-1 (4-0 DAC). Crown Point comes to LaPorte next Friday for a showdown of the only two team without a DAC loss.