Purdue Football NCAA 13 Season Simulation: Week 2

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Simulation 3: Rob Henry

Fresh off Week 1’s dominating 68-0 win, Henry led the Boilers into #24 Notre Dame confident. That confidence stayed with the team throughout the game, before eventually losing a 27-24 nail biter.

The Boilers struck first, with Antavian Edison receiving a 9-yard pass from Henry with 4:13 left in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The game went back-and-forth for a bit before Notre Dame’s John Goodman hauled in a 26-yard catch to tie the game up as the first quarter expired.

The Irish struck again with 4 minutes left in the half as Everett Golson threw his second touchdown pass of the day, this time from 32-yards out. Notre Dame went into the half up 14-7, then continued rolling as Golson threw a third touchdown pass in the third quarter. The Irish added a 42-yard field goal to go into the fourth quarter up 24-7.

Purdue came roaring back, however, thanks to two fourth quarter touchdown passes from Henry, one to Raheem Mostert and one to OJ Ross, which tied the game with 4:40 left to play. The Boilers, unfortunately, were unable to respond to Notre Dame’s 22-yard field goal with just under two minutes left and left South Bend thinking “what if.”

Henry had a 109.2 QB rating on the day, going 19-39 for 163 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked twice. The quarterback also led the team in rushing attempts, with 14 for 56 yards.

Akeem Shavers added 59 yards on the ground on 13 carries and Akeem Hunt had 27 yards on five carries. No Boiler had a run longer than 10 yards.

OJ Ross led the team in receiving, with seven catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Kawaan Short and Ricardo Allen led the defensive effort, with eight tackles each. Short also had a forced fumble.