Indiana 34, Purdue 31, OT
Ben Chappell had a record-breaking day for Indiana, and Mitch
Ewald booted two short field goals late, giving Indiana a 34-31
overtime victory at Purdue to win back the Old Oaken Bucket on
It’s the first time since 1996 that Indiana has won in West
The Hoosiers (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten) ended a 12-game Big Ten losing
streak, a 15-game skid against league teams away from Memorial
Stadium and avoided their first winless conference season since
1995 – barely.
Ewald capped a 14-play drive by making a 26-yard field goal with
9 seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime game in
the 113-game series.
Purdue (4-8, 2-6) got the ball first in overtime, but on the
Boilermakers’ third play, Rob Henry was picked off by freshman
linebacker Jeff Thomas.
Chappell wasted no time in winning it. He threw a 14-yard strike
down the middle to tight end Ted Bolser. Chappell and Trea Burgess
had a mix-up on the next play, but Burgess fell on the fumble for a
1-yard gain. Burgess was tackled for a 3-yard loss on the next
play, and coach Bill Lynch then sent Ewald in to kick the 31-yard
field goal on third down.
Ewald knocked it right down the middle to win it – sending
Hoosiers players running to the Purdue sidelines to take the
Chappell had a huge day in his final college game. He was 31 of
50 for 330 yards with three touchdowns, breaking Indiana’s
single-season record for yards passing. Chappell finished with
3,295. Kellen Lewis set the previous mark (3,043) in 2007.
Chappell also ends his Hoosiers career as the all-time leader in
completions, pass attempts and completion percentage.
Tandon Doss caught eight passes for 64 yards and three scores –
and just missed hauling in a potential winner before Ewald’s field
goal at the end of regulation.
Henry had a career-high 252 yards passing and three TDs. He was
16 of 30.
But it was the one interception that cost Purdue the win.
The Boilermakers took a 31-28 lead on Carson Wiggs’ 36-yard
field goal with 5:41 left in regulation, and appeared to have it
sealed when Ben Chappell and Damarlo Belcher missed on a third down
pass with 4:19 left. But Purdue was called for pass interference
and Chappell got Indiana in position for the field goal.