Another Cardiac Cats' Win
Fitz Celebrates a Fumble Recovery
Fitz Celebrates a Fumble Recovery
Publisher, Purple Reign
Posted Oct 15, 2005
Coach Roy

Once again the Northwestern Wildcats jumped out to a big lead at the half, but the Purdue defense tightened, and the Boilermaker offense started to score to make the game interesting...

But the Boilermakers went home unhappy today
They thought they'd won it when Brandon Roberson fumbled on the 1 and they drove all the way back down field to take the lead in the fourth quarter - Purdue's Brandon Jones scored with 5:17 and the 2 point conversion failed.

But the Cardiac Cats weren't done - Brett Basanez suddenly was again getting catches by his receivers, and the Cats drove 75 yards in 11 plays to take the lead on a one yard Tyrell Sutton touchdown. The pass failed, but the Cats led 34-29.

Purdue wasn't done either, they mounted a last second drive of their own gaining 29 yards, but with 1:09, a Brandon Kirsch pass was intercepted by Marquice Cole at the NU 41. 4 Plays later it was over, and the Cats had their first win at Purdue in quite a while. Northwestern had clinched a win their second straight game with an interception in the last minute.

NU is now 3-2 [2-1 Big 10], while Purdue continues their slide, they're now 2-4 [0-2].

Next up is Michigan State - no TV has been announced yet.

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