Start of 2nd Qtr.
-Direct snap to Span, Werner on tackle; gain of 3
-Power I formation- fullback slides before snap- Span gets close to goal line...1ft line
-3rd Down inside the 1- Span scores after over-powering Williams on the 1
-Point after is good
-Great drive by NIU
-Very short kick- Adams from 17- returned to the Purdue 31
-I formation- Crank at FB- Bolden strung out for loss of 1- NIU saw film of that play
-Elliott rolls left- pass to Valentin, gain of 9
-Elliott in the gun, Bolden on his right- inside draw to Bolden. First down
-Hurry-up Purdue- inside draw to Bolden, gain of 2
-Purdue returns to normal huddle
-Elliott under center, Bolden alone in backfield- draw off left tackle, gain of 4
-Adams wide right w/ Carlos, Elliot scans, ball deflected and caught by Smith in the middle- first down, gain of 6
-Short pass to Adams out in the short right flat, gain of 2
-I formation, play action, Elliott's pocket collapses, scrambles for no gain in heavy traffic on right side
-Purdue 2 of 4 on 3rd down...now 2 of 5. NIU pressured up the middle had Elliott in his grasps when Elliott tried to dump it to Bolden
-Placement punt goes into the endzone- Williams down there to attempt to down it
-NIU will take over on their own 20
-TV timeout- Bolden looked good that drive...NIU packing more and more personnel in the box. Elliott making decisions slowly it seems and NIU pressuring him on almost every passing down.
-We haven't seen any unusual personnel yet on offense
-Single back, Harnish under ctr, draw to Brown for loss of 2...Neal on the tackle
-NIU better out of the 'gun
-5 wide, Harnish looks right, throws to the TE on inside slant to Palmer...Carlino on the stop. 1st down
-Harnish inside read draw, broken tackle (Williams missed tackle & Pender didn't wrap him up)...long touchdown run for Brown- 67 yards.
-Poor Purdue tackling continues to be problematic...should have been a gain of 11 yards.
-Extra point good
NIU exerting their will on Purdue...Miko Brown already has 86 yds rushing, 22 yds receiving...his last run was the longest of his career.
8:21 in the second as NIU kicks
-Kick out of the back of the endzone
-Purdue takes over at their own 20...
-Strong N to S wind helped that one out of the endzone
-Elliott rolls right, overshoots Lindsay at about 12 yards out
-2nd & 5. Read draw to Crank...poor read again by Elliott from the shotgun with Crank on his rt, Bolden on his left. Loss of 1.
-Elliott underneath to Bolden, gain of 5. Purdue to punt.
-Summers will punt from the 10
-NIU getting close to Summers.
-50 yard punt, no return. NIU ball at their 25
-A little chippiness on the play by NIU
-Harnish in the 'gun...inside draw to Span...Harnish got out in front to block. Tackled by Pender after gain of 3
-5-wide for NIU; three right, two left. Harnish's pass a touch behind the TE and dropped. Carlino on the coverage
-3rd and 7 for NIU. Purdue needs the stop.
-Harnish looks deep, overthrown. Pender with Moore down the right sideline...was in very good position to pick it off had the ball been well-thrown.
-Good stop for Boilers
-Purdue gets close to blocking it
-Valentin botches catch..looks like it's NIU ball- it is on the Purdue 35
-This was foreshadowed by Valentin's near-drop on his TD
-NIU players jawing as they leave field
-Harnish under center, Span bounces outside left for a gain of 4...
-NIU getting more space
-Harnish under center- Span bounces around for gain of 2.
-3rd and 4. Harnish again under center, I formation. FB in motion. Neal misses tackle as pocket collapses. Harnish gains 9 and gets 1st down after run to the rt.
-Harnish in 'gun.
-Huge fumble on Spans carry...Purdue recovers.
-Unprofessionalism abounds in box as NIU media grunts and groans
-Purdue on their own 19
-Elliott under center, draw to Bolden for gain of 2
-Elliott fires left, gain of 2
-Elliott under center, rolls right, overshoots Smith at the first down. Purdue gives the ball up on downs again.
-Summer punting from the 8...almost blocked again
-OK punt, no return, 48 w/ roll. Flag down.
It's been a clean game so far- only two flags come to mind.
-NIU on its own 34.
-Harnish sweep to Palmer, gain of 4.
-NIU seems to be able to do what it wants
-Seem route to Cox...a little deep or he might have scored
-Third down. Harnish under center, I formation. Play action, good defense by Williams in traffic; pass was a bit high and away. NIU to punt.
Purdue only down by 7, but it feels like more...NIU moving the ball very well, Purdue unable to get into rhythm on offense.
-NIU punting from their own 21...short punt, Valentin drops the ball. NIU nearly picks it up and runs it into the endzone. Instead, recovers on the 23.
-Harnish under center. Draw to Brown, drags the pile for gain of 5. Tackle by Gooden.
-NIU effective w/ Harnish under ctr.
-Play action, good pressure by Gooden, block picked up by NIU line. Pass completed to Cox on right sideline. First down
-Harnish inside draw to Brown, gain of 1, tackle by McKinley.
-Harnish still under ctr. I formation. Pass off his back foot to TE Cunningham for score.
-The short field was a gift taken advantage of by the Huskies
-NIU has a real Huskie dog that just ran across the endzone w/ cheerleaders
-Valentin has another good return, this time on a KO...Facemask to be tacked on to the end. Purdue to have excellent field position- on the Purdue 45.5. Little over a minute left
-Elliott in the 'gun. Pass underneath to Bolden...gain of 4
-21 seconds left in the half
-Taylor in the flat....looks like a hold; it is.
-Pass to Smith complete; 3rd and 4 with 7 seconds left
-Elliott tries to pass deep to Carlos; incomplete...Purdue to punt.
-Wiggs will try a 60 yard field goal against the wind.
-Wide right and a bit short
I'm going to do this differently in the second half...hopefully Purdue does as well.
-Purdue's offensive line isn't creating enough space on blocking schemes for the run game to be effective.
-Elliott looks inconsistant with his arm and seems to be making decisions slowly.
-Bolden is being keyed on, smartly, by NIU and Purdue coaches aren't changing game plan to react to NIU's packed box.
-Lack of downfield passes is not punishing NIU's aggressive front 7
-Purdue's pressure on defense is late on almost every pass...Harnish is moving outside of the pocket to create lanes and evade rush.
-Harnish in complete control of the game
-The recurring theme of poor tackling once-again badly-hurting Purdue
-Valentin's botched punts more than negate his punt return for a TD...Much like the Oregon game, if you give good teams the chance to capitalize, they usually do.
7pts (special teams TD)
Purdue very slow out of the tunnel prior to second half...kind of look like a beaten team by their body language.