Plummer fires 4 TD passes, Purdue blanks hapless UConn 49-0

Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer threw four touchdown passes in the first half, three to wide receiver David Bell, as the Boilermakers rolled over winless UConn 49-0 Saturday afternoon at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 6:25 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 9:39 AM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer threw four touchdown passes in the first half, three to wide receiver David Bell, as the Boilermakers rolled over winless UConn 49-0 Saturday afternoon at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.

After punting on its first possession, Purdue (2-0) scored touchdowns on each of its next five to take a 35-0 lead at halftime.

The Boilermakers, a 34-point favorite by most sports books, scored two more touchdowns with their first two drives in the second half with many second-stringers in the lineup.

Plummer completed 16 of his 20 passes, racking up 245 yards and four touchdowns. Bell caught six of the passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Both were replaced to start the second half.

In their first game under interim coach Lou Spanos, who took over Monday following Randy Edsall’s abrupt retirement, the Huskies advanced inside Purdue’s 20-yard line only once in the game.

UConn (0-3) has lost 28 of its last 29 games against FBS competition.

It was UConn’s most lopsided shutout loss since a 49-0 loss to New Hampshire Nov. 7, 1931.

UConn quarterback Steven Krajewski, making his first career start, completed 14 of his 25 passes for 99 yards. He also ran 11 times for 42 yards.

Purdue running back Zander Horvath left the game in the first quarter with an injury to his left ankle and did not return.

THE TAKEAWAY

Purdue: The Boilermakers, making their farthest foray east since a 1947 trip to play Boston University, were able to get their backups nearly a full half of play on the trip.

UConn: UConn still can’t find a way to score. The Huskies have yet to score a point this season against FBS foes. They have been outscored a combined 94-0 in two games.

UP NEXT

Purdue returns to play in the state of Indiana next week but in another road game, visiting No. 9 Notre Dame on Sept. 18 in South Bend.

UConn makes the short drive over the New York border to face Army in West Point the same day.

West Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 80°
Kokomo
Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 74°
Rensselaer
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 75°
Fowler
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 80°
Williamsport
Partly Cloudy
80° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 84°
Crawfordsville
Mostly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Frankfort
Mostly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Delphi
Partly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 78°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 78°
Logansport
Mostly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Some more needed rainfall with real taste of Fall weather...
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 926604

Reported Deaths: 15083
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1262201958
Lake626901087
Allen52772747
Hamilton43283445
St. Joseph41475584
Elkhart33129488
Vanderburgh29927439
Tippecanoe26589247
Johnson23267415
Hendricks21902340
Porter21473341
Clark17150224
Madison17065379
Vigo15815273
Monroe14298190
LaPorte14108237
Delaware13771219
Howard13635262
Kosciusko11232134
Hancock10637160
Warrick10523176
Bartholomew10341167
Floyd10200202
Wayne9690218
Grant8939196
Morgan8734158
Boone8299109
Dubois7596123
Henry7469128
Dearborn745187
Noble7294101
Marshall7237128
Cass7097117
Lawrence6862150
Shelby6457107
Jackson643981
Gibson6036106
Harrison595585
Huntington591891
Montgomery5706102
DeKalb563591
Knox537599
Miami531983
Clinton527164
Putnam525367
Whitley516251
Steuben486367
Wabash477492
Jasper471961
Jefferson461991
Ripley444175
Adams439365
Daviess4064106
Scott394963
White386257
Clay382356
Greene380189
Wells379683
Decatur379595
Fayette367176
Posey354941
Jennings346356
Washington325847
LaGrange315774
Spencer313034
Fountain309753
Randolph305487
Sullivan299447
Owen279161
Starke272761
Orange272659
Fulton268851
Jay250634
Perry247451
Carroll241127
Franklin233637
Vermillion229750
Rush228930
Parke215220
Tipton206754
Pike202538
Blackford165634
Pulaski158751
Crawford142818
Newton140742
Benton139816
Brown132646
Martin126916
Switzerland123510
Warren113416
Union93511
Ohio77211
Unassigned0468

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events