Written by Garin Turner
The #23 Boston College Eagles (3-1) were upset by the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3) 30-13 in West Lafayette, Ind. The Boilermakers may have turned their season around with the win. The defense was stout, forcing four interceptions on the day. Kai Higgins, Kenneth Major, Antonio Blackmon, and Anthony Watts all picked off Eagle quarterback Anthony Brown.
On the other side of the ball, David Blough was 21 for 28 for 296 yards and three touchdowns. D.J. Knox rushed 20 times for 51 yards and a score. Rondale Moore caught eight balls for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
The Boilermakers scored on its first possession of the game going 62 yards on 12 plays. The drive was capped off by a 1-yard run by Knox with 7:48 left in the first quarter. Boston College tied the game on its next possession going 38 yards on nine plays when Brown connected with Tommy Sweeney for 15 yards. The tide turned from there and Purdue controlled the game. Purdue scored 23 unanswered points until Boston College scored with 18 seconds left in the game.
Purdue held the Eagles to 3 for 12 on third down and 229 yards. Neither team could get the ground game going. Boston College ran for 85 yards while Purdue ran for 76. Boston College committed seven penalties for 60 yards.
After being ranked for the first time since 2008, the Eagles are likely to fall out of the Top 25 when the new rankings come out next week. After losing their last two games in heartbreaking fashion (two last second field goals) and were right there with Northwestern until turnovers plagued them the Boilermakers have a great win under their belt.