Big Ten Bashing: Boilermakers blow out Mizzou 35-3
There was no way to sugarcoat this one.
Purdue embarrassed Missouri 35-3 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 53,262, a large number of whom had left by the start of the second half.
The Boilermakers won in every facet of the game, including the coin toss. They marched down the field in 11 plays, covering 75 yards. The drive culminated in quarterback David Blough scrambling out of the pocket, putting a juke on Mizzou linebacker Joey Burkett and walking into the end zone untouched.
A quick three-and-out for Missouri and Purdue picked up where it left off. Another long drive put Purdue on the scoreboard again. Boilermaker running back Tario Fuller raced through the Tigers defense into the end zone from 36 yards, and the route was on.
Another forced Missouri punt, and another long Purdue touchdown drive. Despite Missouri punter Cory Fatony pinning the Boilermakers inside their own 5. A 13-play, 96-yard drive ended in a Richie Worship 3-yard touchdown run.
Besides the kicking game, Mizzou looked like a team not prepared to play against a Power 5 opponent. The Tigers muffed a punt for the second consecutive week after returner Richaud Floyd was bumped by one of his blockers while trying to field a punt. Another offensive drive for Missouri saw four consecutive penalties. Even a touchdown opportunity at the end of the game was nullified after Purdue's Kamal Hardy ripped the ball away from J'Mon Moore in the end zone.
"We came up short on both sides," head coach Barry Odom said. "We had a good week of practice, but it's time to see results."
Purdue scored touchdowns on its opening three possessions. The Missouri offense sputtered the entire game. Quarterback Drew Lock finished 12-28 for 133 yards, throwing two interceptions. The Tigers ground game was even worse, mustering up 70 rushing yards for the game.
Mizzou falls to 1-2 (0-1) on the year and it does not get any easier. The Tigers welcome Auburn to Memorial Stadium Saturday, September 23 for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
To hear some of the postgame sound, watch the videos below.