(CTN News) – As a result of its failed upset bid against No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Purdue ended up losing the Big Ten Championship game.
In the first half, the Boilermakers trailed by just one point. However, too many red zone trips ended in field goals instead of touchdowns, and the Wolverines were able to pull away and advance to the College Football Playoffs.
The following is a description of what happened.
The final score was Michigan 43, Purdue 22
Michigan led Purdue 22 to 43 in the fourth quarter
In order to cover the spread, Kalel Mullings added a short rushing score. There are some individuals who are concerned about such matters.
5:00 p.m. 4Q: Michigan 36, Purdue 22
FIELD GOAL. Mitchell Fineran hit his career-high fifth field goal of the game, this time from 32 yards out, to pull the Boilers within two touchdowns.
As of 9:06 p.m., Michigan leads Purdue 36-19 in the fourth quarter
On 3rd-and-11, J.J. McCarthy hits Ronnie Bell for a 17-yard touchdown, and that might do it.
9:57 4Q: Michigan 28, Purdue 19
An interception occurs when Will Johnson steps in front of Aidan O’Connell’s slant pass deep inside Boilers territory. It is a backbreaker.
In the fourth quarter, Michigan led Purdue 28-19 at 10:07
On third down, Purdue’s defense forces a punt after officials pick up a would-be facemask flag. The outcome could have been either way. There is a break for the boilers.
In the third quarter, Michigan defeated Purdue by a score of 28-19 at 12:37
In lieu of rushing for it on 4th-and-6 at the 10-yard line, Jeff Brohm elects to kick a 27-yard field goal by Mitchell Fineran instead.
Michigan leads Purdue 28-16 at the end of the third quarter
There is still a long way to go.
In the third quarter, Michigan defeated Purdue by a score of 28-16 at 1:35
It is an interception by Jamari Brown that picks off J.J. McCarthy and the Boilermakers have gained some momentum. Purdue’s offense is about to embark on a major drive.
In the third quarter, Michigan led Purdue 28-16 at 3:37
Purdue wasted a golden opportunity by failing to score a field goal. On 1st-and-goal from the 8-yard line, the offense stalls. A 15-yard penalty pushes Aidan O’Connell’s field goal attempt to 43 yards after he is sacked on third down. Mitchell Fineran, however, nails it.
Michigan 28, Purdue 13 at 9:29 in the third quarter
The ball is intercepted at the 1-yard line. Aidan O’Connell makes his first error of the game as the Boilermakers advance deep into territory. The drive marked the first time Charlie Jones had set a single-season receiving record for Purdue.
Michigan 28, Purdue 13 at 10:32 in the third quarter
The Wolverines have returned to the end zone after two big plays. Firstly, a 40-yard pass from J.J. McCarthy to Luke Schoonmaker and then a 27-yard touchdown run by Donovan Edwards. is on the verge of becoming a premier team.
Michigan 21, Purdue 13 at 12:25 in the third quarter
Kalel Mullings scores on a 1-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. Donovan Edwards gets loose for a 60-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. In the second half, the Wolverines scored a quick goal.
Purdue leads Michigan 14-13 at halftime
Aidan O’Connell is enjoying himself. Purdue’s quarterback has completed 19 out of 22 passes for 183 yards and the Boilermakers outgained the Wolverines 215 to 135 yards. In the Big Ten Championship game, Purdue does not appear to be outmatched or out of place.
Michigan 14, Purdue 10 at 7:05 in the second quarter
Purdue jumps offside on a 48-yard field goal attempt and decides to go for a first down on 4th-and-1. scores a few plays later on a 6-yard pass from J.J. Zimmerman to Luke Schoon maker. It is brutal.