With all of the focus on basketball this weekend the football game against Ohio State was kind of lost in the shuffle for me. This morning I was even thinking of just watching it on TV. Of course that thought lasted just a few minutes before I pulled on my Purdue gear and headed out the door. I only got to my doorway before remembering one crucial part. I went back in and put the shirt that was given out prior to the 2009 game on. Jokingly in my head I said that it could be on the field twice. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it could actually happen.
Purdue really looked good early on. They seemed to dominate both lines, but just could not get it to show up on the scoreboard. I really thought that the beginning of the second half would tell the tale of the game, but luckily Purdue got things going back in the right direction. It has been a long day so I will keep this short. I want to get my photos up yet tonight.
One thing before I go. I have seen a lot about the fans rushing the field. Who says that you have to wait for a big win? Wasn’t this big anyway? This may not be a win against a top ten team, but right now this was about as big as it gets for this program. We beat a team that has had a stranglehold on the conference the last few years, and in doing so came within one win of a bowl game. To me that is worth celebrating, and what better place to do it than on the field? I enjoyed being out there, and getting to hear how much the players enjoyed seeing the fans out there. I heard thanks for coming out many times on the turf, and I hope that I can be out there again soon.