EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLFI) - Purdue's football team improved in many areas but the Boilers still suffered a 14-0 loss against Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing.
The Boilers defense didn't allow a touchdown until the 4th quarter. Michigan State's Tony Lippett found Andrew Gleichert on a five yard pass for a touchdown. The Spartans also scored on defense when they recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the first half.
The Boilermakers played better but they still come away with a loss.
"Obviously we wanted to come away with the win," said Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell. "I felt really good coming into this game and I think our guys are getting better. We played extremely hard in all phases. I think it gives our guys some confidence if we do things right all the time then you give yourself a chance to be successful."
Purdue quarterback Danny Etling completed 14-25 passes for 160 yards and one interception.
"We were shooting ourselves in the foot," said Etling. "We were moving the ball really well. I thought we were doing a great job on the offensive line, running backs, receivers, and I think we were moving the ball well. I think we just have to worry about us in the bye week and work on fixing the mistakes and keep improving."
Purdue running back Akeem Hunt carried the ball 9 times for 43 yards.
Purdue kicker Paul Griggs missed two field goal attempts in the loss. Griggs missed from 51 and 41 yards out.
The Boilers drop to 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in Big Ten play. The 1-6 start to the season is the worst start for the Boilers since 1993 when Purdue finished the season 1-10.
Michigan State improves to 6-1 and 3-0 in Big Ten play.
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