Shameen Jones caught two landing passes and Rutgers outscored Purdue by 17 factors the second half to win 37-30 on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Scarlet Knights (2-4, 2-4 Large Ten) — enjoying reserves Artur Sitkowski and Johnny Langan at quarterback rather than game-time scratch Noah Vedral — rolled off the sport’s final 17 factors to rally from a 10-point deficit. Vedral seemed to be in discomfort whereas throwing pregame, however there was no announcement with particulars of an harm.
Rutgers’ decisive spurt started after Purdue took a 30-20 lead on Jack Plummer’s 18-yard landing go to David Bell early within the third quarter. On the following kickoff, Aron Cruickshank went 100 yards for the answering rating.
Cruickshank’s landing was the second consecutive lengthy rating for the Scarlet Knights. Langan opened the second half with a 62-yard landing go to Kay’Ron Adams.
Langan accomplished all 4 of his passes for 95 yards, and he led Rutgers with 95 dashing yards. The Scarlet Knights successfully sealed the win when, on fourth-and-1, Langan rushed up the center to transform a primary down and permit the Rutgers to run down the clock.
The Boilermakers ran a complete of three offensive performs — a three-and-out — over the sport’s closing 18-plus minutes. Rutgers used an 18-play drive to arrange a 28-yard Valentino Ambrosio subject objective with 7:09 left, and the Scarlet Knights’ closing drive used up the final 5:26.
Sitkowski completed 18 of 27 for 141 yards, and he threw a pair of 14-yard scores to Jones within the first quarter.
The win is Rutgers’ second on the street this season, together with a 38-27 defeat of Michigan State on Oct. 24. The Scarlet Knights received one Large Ten street sport within the earlier 4 seasons mixed.
Purdue (2-3, 2-3) moved the ball at will via the primary two quarters and alter, driving a mix of Plummer’s passing and the all-around play of operating again Zander Horvath. Horvath rushed for 101 yards and a landing and caught 4 passes for 61 yards.
Plummer went 20 of 35 for 237 yards with two touchdowns — a 1-yarder to Payne Durham began the day’s scoring — and rushed for a 3rd rating.
Plummer threw one interception, however it got here at a important juncture.
After Cruickshank’s landing return, the Boilermakers have been pushing into Rutgers territory when Mohamed Toure jumped a route and made the choose. Toure’s interception set the stage for the go-ahead drive, capped with a 1-yard Aaron Younger landing run.
Younger’s rating put the Scarlet Knights on prime 34-30, they usually led the remainder of the way in which.
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