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Cincinnati makes halftime adjustments in rout of Purdue

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Cincinnati buried Purdue in the second half of their season opening victory, shutting out the Boilermakers 28-0 en route to a decisive 42-7 victory. It was new head coach Tommy Tuberville‘s first win with his new school and the first loss for new Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell.

Munchie Legaux did not have a great day under center for Cincinnati, throwing one touchdown and two interceptions, but he also added 55 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground to help his cause.

The win was quite impressive for the BearCats, who could end up being the biggest threat to Louisville in The American. Of course, the two rivals do not face until the end of the regular season, but after UConn and Rutgers went down on Thursday night and SMU came up flat on Friday night, The American is already in a position to need to pick up some key wins. Central Florida and Houston held up their end of the bargain in their openers, but Cincinnati now picked up the biggest win of the year so far on opening weekend, by defeating a Big Ten that could eventually be decent.

Purdue going down may not be a shock, and it probably doesn’t really deflate the image of the Big Ten brand but the Boilermakers ended last season with a dud in a bowl loss and opened the year with another.

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2 Responses to “Cincinnati makes halftime adjustments in rout of Purdue”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Aug 31, 2013 6:08 PM

    There wasn’t any intent, but to throw Rutgers and UConn losing in the same sentence dismissing them at this point from the conference race does not tell the whole story nor do Rutgers justice.

    UConn lost to a 1-AA team. This does not seem like their year.

    Rutgers lost to the odds-on favorite to beat Boise, go undefeated, and reach the Fiesta Bowl, Fresno State (lead by future NFL QB Derick Carr, WR Davante Adams). Fresno will be ranked this week and was favored by 10 points. Rutgers played a game at 10:30 PM Eastern that ended at 3:00 AM eastern when they went for two and failed in overtime. Rutgers didn’t show itself bowing out of the BE race, rather you could make a better argument they showed they will definitely compete with Cincy and LVille. Purdue is no Fresno.

    But hats off to Cincy for the big win, they are great this year.

  2. wustlumdnj says: Aug 31, 2013 6:10 PM

    (AAC, no longer the Big East!)

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