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.
Normally I like to come up with some sort of a witty title for my game posts. After the way this season has gone so far I thought that the score would do. This team has looked good some days, and then had days like last Saturday that make them hard to watch. I love the effort they put forth in Happy Valley, but they just couldn’t get over the hump. You want them to do it so bad that you feel awful when they don’t get it done. From almost the start today though they got it done. This game went a long way to help put away the awful memory that was my road trip to Illinois last year. In that game the Illini had their way with us. We had them over the barrel for a half, and if we had not gone into a shell in the second half I am sure that we could have made it look worse. Continue reading
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
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.
I have changed the name from the game preview to game notes. I realized that I rarely preview anything, but instead ramble on about noteworthy aspects of the game. This is a special week because it is homecoming at Purdue. Even Minnesota has a stake in homecoming this week. Tim Brewster was a graduate assistant at Purdue as well as coaching Lafayette Central Catholic. This may be his last trip to Purdue as the Minnesota head coach so it is probably bittersweet. Jim (Chris) Everett will be in town as well as part of the 25th anniversary of his 1985 Boiler team. Bob Griese and his son Brian will be in the booth to call the game for ESPN as well. There have already been Joe Tiller sightings in Lafayette. He will be in attendance along with other members of the 2000 team that went to the Rose Bowl. At halftime they are going to recognize the 2000 Rose Bowl team down on the field. In honor of that team the Boilers will be wearing throwback uniforms that resemble the ones the Boilers had on in Pasadena. The helmets will have the rose through the P just like on New Years day in 2001. I was not able to attend that game so this will be a cool experience for me. I am sure that during the week this site will be flooded with pictures from the day. Continue reading