Purdue retain the Oaken Bucket after late rally in 35-31 victory over Indiana

West Lafayette, IND – Purdue comes out on top of an entertaining back and forth battle for the Old Oaken Bucket on Saturday in West Lafayette. Misfires by both teams led to opportunities for the other withe missed field goals, missed PATs and multiple interceptions. Purdue freshman Dillon Thieneman picked off Indiana twice in a historic day for himself, giving him 6 interceptions for the season and also breaking Rod Woodson’s freshman year tackling record. The Boilers would come from a 2-point deficit at halftime to take the lead in the third and then it was just back and forth till the end. The final score of 35-31 left the Boilers at 4-8 on the season, while the Hoosiers fell to 3-9, ultimately closing the door on Tom Allen’s time at IU.

Purdue v Indiana photos

Hudson Card fights off an IU defender on a scramble in the second quarter.  © Chris Shaw / IndySportsDaily

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