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Boilermakers break 5-game losing streak

  • Article by: LUKE MEREDITH
  • Associated Press
  • November 10, 2012 - 8:42 PM

IOWA CITY - Purdue finally won a close one away from home on Saturday, ending a miserable losing streak with three brilliant plays in a row.

Purdue drove 37 yards in 16 seconds and Paul Griggs drilled a 46-yard field goal as time expired as Purdue stunned Iowa 27-24, halting a five-game losing streak.

Robert Marve threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns for the Boilermakers (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten), who won for the first time in Iowa City in 20 years.

Purdue, which lost 20-17 against Notre Dame and 29-22 in overtime at Ohio State, led 24-14 before Iowa (4-6, 2-4) rallied to tie the score with 3:32 left. But the Boilermakers stuffed the Hawkeyes on fourth down with 16 seconds left.

Marve then ran for 17 yards and found Antavian Edison for 20 more, setting up Griggs to drill the longest field goal of the season by Purdue.

"They looked like the team that played against Ohio State and Notre Dame earlier in the year, so give them credit," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.

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