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.