Purdue vs. Illinois Fighting Illini football video highlights, final score
Purdue defeated Illinois 31-24 in the fourth quarter.
Purdue improves to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Illinois went to 0-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten.
Here are the top plays from the game.
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Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Coran Taylor threw a 9-yard touchdown pass toBrian Hightower receiver Brian Hightower with 6:36 left in the fourth quarter. It cut the Purdue lead to 31-24.
Purdue cornerback Cam Allen intercepted a pass from Illinois quarterback Coran Taylor with 10:34 left in the third quarter and returned it 12 yards to the Illinois 8-yard line.
First-half highlights from the Purdue vs. Illinois Fighting Illini football game.
Illinois Fighting Illini running back Mike Epstein ran 7 yards for a touchdown with 4:46 left in the second quarter. It cut the Purdue lead to 14-7.
Purdue quarterback Aidan O'Connell threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Milton Wright with 11:01 left in the second quarter.
Illinois quarterback Coran Taylor ran 33 yards for a first down with 7:13 left in the first quarter to give the Fighting Illini a first down.
Purdue quarterback Aidan O'Connell threw a 29-yard pass to David Bell that gave the Boilermakers a first down at the Illinois 1-yard line. On the next play, Purdue scored to take a 7-0 lead.
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