Big 10

Michigan’s next opponent, Purdue, knocks off Missouri and could be for real

September 16, 2017

Michigan opens up Big Ten play next week at Purdue, which defeated Missouri 35-3 on Saturday to improve 2-1.

The Boilermakers opened the season with a 35-28 loss to Louisville before downing Ohio 44-21 in Week 2.

On Saturday, Purdue jumped out to a 28-0 second-quarter lead while its defense held Missouri to 203 yards of total offense.


Junior quarterback David Blough: 22-of-28 passing, 187 yards, one touchdown; seven carries, 7 yards, one score

Sophomore running back Tario Fuller: 19 carries, 90 yards, one touchdown

Freshman receiver Jackson Anthrop: six catches, 36 yards, one touchdown


— The Boilermakers forced three turnovers Saturday – two interceptions and a fumble.

— Nine different players carried the ball for Purdue, totaling 205 yards on 50 attempts.

— Twelve different players caught a pass for the Boilermakers, totaling 26 receptions for 272 yards.

— Purdue held Missouri to 2-for-11 on third down. 

Check back on Monday as MLive takes a more in-depth first look at the Boilermakers.

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