Purdue football 49, UConn 0 | How they scored

Mike Carmin
Lafayette Journal & Courier

FIRST QUARTER

PURDUE 7, UCONN 0 - Payne Durham 17 pass from Jack Plummer (Mitchell Fineran kick). 5 plays, 56 yards. Elapsed time: 2:18. Time on the clock: 5:06. Key plays: The drive started with Zander Horvath suffering a knee injury on the first play. David Bell's 26-yard reverse softened up the defense. 

SECOND QUARTER

PURDUE 14, UCONN 0 - David Bell 30 pass from Jack Plummer (Mitchell Fineran kick). 9 plays, 83 yards. Elapsed time: 2:31. Time on the clock: 13:21. Key plays: Plummer completed 5 of 6 passes for 74 yards. On the TD reception, Bell took a short pass and weaved his way across the field, evading defenders before reaching the end zone. 

PURDUE 21, UCONN 0 - King Doerue 1 run (Mitchell Fineran kick). 7 plays, 68 yards. Elapsed time: 3:34. Time on the clock: 8:16. Key plays: Doerue had four carries 22 yards and Jack Plummer connected with Payne Durham and Jackson Anthrop for a combined 46 yards. 

PURDUE 28, UCONN 0 - David Bell 59 pass from Jack Plummer (Mitchell Fineran kick). 4 plays, 82 yards. Elapsed time: 1:51. Time on the clock: 3:29. Key plays: Another fantastic play by Bell, who hauled in Plummer's pass around the 25-yard line, sprinted through defenders and reached for the pylon for the TD. 

PURDUE 35, UCONN 0 - David Bell 8 pass from Jack Plummer (Mitchell Fineran kick). 9 plays, 65 yards. Elapsed time: 1:43. Time on the clock: 35 seconds. Key plays: The drive started with a big run by King Doerue but ended with another TD reception by Bell. 

Purdue running back King Doerue (22) celebrates his touchdown with offensive lineman Tyler Witt (78) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in East Hartford, Conn.

THIRD QUARTER

PURDUE 42, UCONN 0 - Mershawn Rice 13 pass from Aidan O'Connell (Mitchell Fineran kick). 11 plays, 90 yards. Elapsed time: 4:10. Time on the clock: 10:38. Key plays: O'Connell took over for Plummer and quickly moved the offense into scoring position, hitting 3 of 4 passes for 34 yards. 

PURDUE 49, UCONN 0 - TJ Sheffield 5 pass from Aidan O'Connell (Mitchell Fineran kick). 9 plays, 46 yards. Elapsed time: 4:01. Time on the clock: 4:12. Key plays: Another solid drive by O'Connell, who was 3-for-3 for 24 yards. Sheffield makes his first TD catch of the season after missing the season opener. 

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TEAM STATISTICS

FIRST DOWNS: Purdue 29, UConn 11

RUSHES-YARDS: Purdue 42-187; UConn 34-124

PASSING: Purdue 30-36-0-375; UConn 14-25-1-99

TOTAL YARDS: Purdue 562; UConn 223

PUNTS (NET YARDS): Purdue 4-36.5; UConn 7-38.1

THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS: Purdue 8-12; UConn 6-16

FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS: Purdue 0-0; UConn 0-2

RED ZONE SCORES-CHANCES: Purdue 5-5; UConn 0-1

POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Purdue 0; UConn 0

TIME OF POSSESSION: Purdue 34:34; UConn 25:26

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING - Purdue, Doerue 12-74, Downing 14-72, Bell 1-26, Horvath 2-8, Burks 1-6, Burton 3-5, Moore 2-5, Anthrop 1-4, Cross 1-2, TEAM 1-(minus 1), Alaimo 1-(minus 3), Sheffield 1-(minus 4), Plummer 2-(minus 7). UConn, Krajewski 11-42, Burns 6-35, Carter 9-28, Mensah 8-10, Brewton 0-8, Clercius 0-2, Medlock 0-(minus 1). 

PASSING - Purdue, Plummer 16-20-0-245, O'Connell 9-11-0-86, Burton 5-5-0-44, Alaimo 0-0-0-0. UConn, Krajewski 14-25-1-99. 

RECEIVING - Purdue, Bell 6-121, Durham 4-54, Sheffield 4-27, Rice 2-32, Thompson 2-30, Anthrop 2-27, Wright 2-21, Downing 2-19, Sowinski 2-15, Moore 1-11, Maxwell 1-9, Cravaack 1-7, Bilodeau 1-2. UConn, Turner 3-4, Gill 2-28, Brewton 2-(minus 7), Maurisseau 1-40, Hairston 1-25, Burns 1-4, Rose 1-2, Clercius 1-2, Carter 1-1, Marion 1-0

TACKLES - Purdue, Mitchell 5, Alexander 5, G. Karlaftis 4, Jefferson 4, Grant 4, Wahlberg 4, Deen 4, Johnson 3, Douglas 3, Jenkins 3. UConn, Mitchell 14, Jones 8, Swenson 6, Ferrell 6, Morrison 5, Lucien 5, K. Jones 5, Uguak 5. 

TACKLES FOR LOSS - Purdue, Jefferson 1.0, Grant 1.0, Deen 1.5, Jenkins 0.5, Brothers 1.0, Mackey 1.0. UConn, Mitchell 0.5, Swenson 1.0, Morrison 1.0, K. Jones 1.0, T. Jones 1.0, Bell 1.0, Fogle 1.0, Watts 0.5

INTERCEPTIONS - Purdue, Greene