After the way the last three years have gone watching these Iowa – Purdue games including the 30 point margin last year today was sweet. We had good game against the team that knocked Illinois from the unbeaten last week. Once again the Purdue defense looked good. They did not get beat late today because they were able to rest while the offense was on the field. The offense looked better than it had the last 2.5 games. Dorien Bryant played like the player that he claims to be today. He caught nine passes for a career high 167 yards. Curtis Painter also had a good game throwing for 315 yards and three touchdowns. He had one interception on an athletic play by one of Iowa’s linebackers. Purdue is now 6-2 and is bowl eligible for the 10th time in Tiller’s 11 years as head coach. The also get back to .500 in the Big Ten (2-2). Next up is Northwestern who is struggling this year. Looking at the teams it should be an easy win on homecoming.
In other games: Grand Valley won its 35th straight game to take sole ownership of the D2 win streak record. Notre Dame loses 38 – 0 to USC. The green jerseys that were worn to honor the 1977 championship team did not honor anybody.