#24 Penn State (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten) 62, Purdue (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) 24
What looked like it would be an uncharacteristically competent first half in a noon road game quickly turned into a typical Penn State half-assed slow start. The opening drive of eight plays and 85 yards for a touchdown was what we have wanted to see for a long time. However, reverting to the road nooner syndrome, after that they fizzled, giving up 17 points to Purdue in the first half while adding another 10 points to wind up the half tied at 17. Both teams were putting the announced crowd of 33,000, which looked more like 3,300, to sleep.
Bowl eligibility. Yay!