Ryker Fyfe passes under pressure.

Purdue 55
Nebraska 45

Oct. 31, 2015 - 11 a.m. Central
Ross-Ade Stadium | West Lafayette, IN | ESPNU
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 6 7 29 45
Purdue 7 14 21 13 55
1st quarter
NEB: Drew Brown 41 field goal, 7:53
PUR: David Blough 56 run (Paul Griggs kick) 5:06
2nd quarter
PUR: Danny Anthrop 3 pass from Blough (Griggs kick) 13:48
NEB: Stanley Morgan 20 pass from Ryker Fyfe (kick blocked) 11:52
PUR: Domonique Young 4 run (Griggs kick) 4:12
3rd quarter
NEB: Imani Cross 9 run (Brown kick) 12:04
PUR: Jordan Jurasevich 5 pass from Blough (Griggs kick) 7:42
PUR: DeAngelo Yancy 83 pass from Blough (Griggs kick) 5:19
PUR: Yancy 9 pass from Blough (Griggs kick) 2:34
4th quarter
NEB: Lane Hovey 17 pass from Fyfe (Brown kick) 14:56
NEB: Andy Janovich 1 run (Westerkamp pass from Fyfe)
PUR: Markell Jones 6 run (Griggs kick) 5:51
NEB: Brandon Reilly 8 pass from Fyfe (Brown kick) 3:27
PUR: Jones 8 run (kick blocked) 1:02
NEB: Westerkamp 35 pass from Fyfe (Brown kick) 0:30
 
                             NEB      PUR
FIRST DOWNS.................. 28       20
  Rushing..................... 3        8
  Passing.................... 22       10
  Penalty..................... 3        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 29-77   37-183
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 407      274
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 48-29-4  43-28-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 77-484   80-457
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0     1-27
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 8-163     4-86
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     4-46
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 3-48.0   5-41.6
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-1      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 7-40     6-58
Possession Time........... 29:26    30:34
Third-Down Conv. ....... 7 of 12  8 of 17
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 6-6      6-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-1     2-18

RUSHING
NEB: Newby 10-56; Cross 8-39; Reilly 1-20; Janovich 2-2; Pierson-El 1-minus 5; Fyfe 7-minus 35. 

PUR: Jones 23-92; Blough 10-82; Phillips 1-5; Young 1-4; Monteroso 1-2; Anthrop 1-minus 2.

PASSING
NEB: Fyfe 29-48-4-407.
PUR: Blough 28-43-0-274.

RECEIVING
NEB: Westerkamp 9-123; Reilly 5-88; Carter 3-45; Ozigbo 3-42; Morgan 3-26; Hovey 2-33; Turner 1-17; Newby 1-13; Pierson-El 1-12; Cross 1-8.

PUR: Anthrop 10-40; Yancey 5-111; Jones 5-51; Posey 3-16; Herdman 2-23; Jurasevich 2-5; Phillips 1-8; Burgess 0-20.

Attendance: 31,351

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Huskers Fall at Purdue: An injury-riddled Nebraska team turned the ball over five times and suffered a 55-45 loss to Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Ryker Fyfe took the loss in his first career start despite throwing for 407 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw four interceptions and lost one fumble, and Purdue turned those turnovers into 28 points.

The Big Red trailed 42-16 entering the fourth quarter but refused to quit, rallying for 29 points – the second-highest point total in the quarter in school history, trailing only 30 points at Hawaii in 1982.

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De’Mornay Pierson-El is carted off the field.

Commentary

Chatelain

The sheer volume of fundamental breakdowns is appalling. So is the apparent disinterest among the players.

Omaha World-Herald
Ellis

It’s up to Riley to prove he can fix a broken situation in Lincoln.

Bender

Nebraska hit the low point since joining the Big Ten somewhere among all those big plays by the Boilermakers.

Sporting News
Bennett

Losing to Purdue in this fashion might be the lowest point for this program in decades.

Kelly

This loss damages the Nebraska football brand worse than any before.

Daily Nebraskan
Callahan

I don’t know where you go from here or how you even begin to spin this.

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Vogel

It’s becoming hard to say this team is better than what the record shows. It looks like a 3-6 team. Hard, too, to say how it got there.

Hail Varsity
Sipple

I’m told Eichorst has very limited support among the upper-level administration, and support continues to wane with each loss.

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Stryker

When Purdue more than doubles you up in rushing yardage, and hangs 50 points on you, it’s time to re-evaluate every part of your football program.

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Shatel

Suddenly, there is less room for Riley. And his boss Eichorst. From here on, both will be viewed through a different prism: from the suites down to the cheap seats.

Omaha World-Herald
York

For Fyfe, it was the best of the world and the worst of the world in simultaneous time.

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