Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Ten’s strength has been questioned all season after some ugly wins and bad losses for several of its top-tier teams. Purdue and Minnesota have found the league to be plenty challenging.
Lewis Jackson had 16 of his 20 points in the second half, D.J. Byrd sank all five of his 3-point attempts in the first half and Robbie Hummel returned to the scene of his first devastating injury to enjoy an inspired victory by Purdue, 79-66 over Minnesota on Sunday night.
Antionette Howard scored the go-ahead basket and K.K. Houser had 15 points to lead No. 20 Purdue to a 57-53 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both teams Friday night.
Minnesota and Purdue have something unfortunate in common: They are both in desperate need of a win with their seasons on the brink of disaster.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Purdue football player whose body was found in a northern Indiana lake died from an accidental drowning.
Purdue was humiliated in a 23-point loss at Ohio State on Tuesday, and short-handed Minnesota paid for it on Saturday.
Blake Hoffarber’s 26 points and Minnesota’s improved perimeter defense helped the Gophers outlast eighth-ranked Purdue 70-67 on Thursday night.
It’s gameday for the Maroon & Gold as they host Purdue at the Barn on Thursday night. Mike Grimm talks to Senior Guard Blake Hoffarber about how the team is dealing with off the court issues and how they are concentrating on beating the Boilermakers.
Dan Dierking ran for a career-high 126 yards, quarterback Rob Henry accounted for four touchdowns, and Purdue beat Minnesota 28-17 on Saturday.
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