Purdue 27, Middle Tennesse 24


The Boiling Point: Purdue’s football team escaped with a season-opening win on Saturday.

It wasn’t the prettiest Week 1 game Purdue fans hope for, but the Boilers ended up on top against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. After trailing for much of the game, Purdue put together an 11-play 85-yard scoring drive led by Caleb TerBush, who capped the drive with a 35-yard pass to Antavian Edison with 49 seconds left.

Middle Tennessee positioned itself for a game-tying field goal, but Ricardo Allen blocked the kick, ending the game and setting off a celebration in Ross-Ade Stadium.

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Here’s Purdue coach Danny Hope after the game.

And here are interviews with several players.