Originally posted on Boiled Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Purdue began the second half of their season on Saturday in East Lansing and, if nothing else, the effort was there. I commented to Boilerdowd late last week that seeing Yancey and Williams commenting on their prep for the Michigan State game felt encouraging to me. It made me feel as though these guys are still quite focused and invested in their game preparation. Perhaps that’s another reason to play young guys – not only can you mold them in your image, but you know the carrot on the end of the stick is playing time in subsequent seasons when things are better. But what do we make of a 14-0 shutout defeat at the hands of the Spartans? As zlionsfan did a nice job of pointing out, the defense did an admirable job and really did all they could. They allowed really only 7 points since one of MSU’s TDs was a sack-fumble-TD. This Spartan team rolled up 42 points, 473 yards and six offensive TDs against IU just a week earlier. Against Purdue, they had just 294 total yards and the on...
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