Breakdown: Purdue's win at Illinois

Brian Neubert, GoldandBlack.com staff
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Breakdown: Purdue's win at Illinois
Breakdown: Purdue's win at Illinois

Aidan O'Connell completed 13-of-14 first-half passes, including a 45-yard TD to Milton Wright, and finished 28-of-34 for 344 yards and two scores, while Zander Horvath ran for 104 yards and David Bell caught nine balls for 122 yards and touchdown and a remarkable game-sealing third-and-11 catch. • This was a step backward for Purdue's defense, even though It made numerous big plays.Illinois, whose offense was bad before It lost a dozen-plus players to COVID, accumulated almost 500 yards with a fourth-string QB. Purdue was undisciplined, allowing at least four first downs by penalty on either third or fourth down.