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CHAMPAIGN — Purdue added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to beat Illinois 46-7 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois (3-3, 1-2) travels to Wisconsin next week.

Boilermakers add FG

Purdue kicker Spencer Evans connected on a 32-yard field goal to extend the lead to 39-7 with 13:57 left in the game.

The drive: Nine plays, 65 yards, 3:16

Purdue leads 36-7 after three quarters

The offensive onslaught continued for Purdue in the third quarter. After three quarters the Boilermakers have 574 yards of total offense, compared to 213 for Illinois.

Sydney Brown gets first INT

Illinois freshman defensive back Sydney Brown recorded his first career interception after a pass out of the hands of Purdue quarterback David Blough was tipped on a diving effort by Cameron Watkins and into the hands of Brown.

Illinois has a takeaway in 20 consecutive games.

Purdue leads 36-7.

Two offsides penalties help Purdue to touchdown

Illinois had Purdue ready to settle for a three-and-out on the first drive of the second half, but Stanley Green was offsides to extend the drive. Then later in the drive, Sydney Brown came up with an interception, but Owen Carney was called for being offsides.

Purdue scored on a 7-yard shovel pass from David Blough to Rondale Moore to extend the lead to 36-7 with 10:06 left in the third quarter.

The drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:54

Purdue leads 29-7 at halftime

Illinois got the ball with 1:13 left before halftime and two timeouts but punted back to Purdue, which went 75 yards in 44 seconds to score before the half.

Running back D.J. Knox took the first two plays of the drive for a combined 33 yards before quarterback David Blough found Issac Zico on a 42-yard touchdown pass over the outstretched arm of Illinois defender Quan Martin.

The drive: Three plays, 75 yards, 29 seconds

Purdue first-half stats: Blough 16-of-21, 280 yards, 2 TDs. Knox nine rushes for 69 yards. Markell Jones six rushes for 49 yards. Zico has five catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. The Boilermakers have 404 yards of total offense.

Illinois first-half stats: AJ Bush Jr. is 9-of-18 for 146 yards. Reggie Corbin has 19 rushing yards, Bush has 16. Trenard Davis has three catches for 44 yards. Illinois has 187 yards of total offense.

Purdue adds on a field goal

Spencer Evans connected on a 37-yard field goal for Purdue to extend the lead to 23-7 with 6:15 left in the first half.

The drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 3:57

McLaughlin misses 38-yard attempt

Illinois used 12 plays and got as close as the Purdue 5-yard line before quarterback AJ Bush Jr. took a sack for a loss of 16 yards. Kicker Chase McLaughlin missed a 38-yard field goal to hand the ball back to Purdue.

Purdue on a 20-0 run

The Boilermakers scored on the first play of the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Markell Jones. The extra point was blocked by Illinois freshman Calvin Avery.

The drive: Eight plays, 58 yards, 2:50

Purdue leads 14-7 after the first quarter

David Blough continues to pick apart the Illinois secondary, throwing for 199 yards in the first quarter. The Boilermakers lead 14-7 with the ball at the 1-inch line and facing a third down to open the second quarter.

Wide receiver pass gives Boilermakers a lead

Purdue marched down the field thanks, in part, to a 60-yard pass from quarterback David Blough to Rondale Moore before wide receiver Jared Sparks threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Blough.

The pass gave the Boilermakers a 14-7 lead with 4:06 left in the first quarter.

The drive: Three plays, 65 yards, 1:35

Purdue answers back to tie the game

Purdue quarterback David Blough threw four times on a five-play Boilermakers drive that ended in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Blough to Issac Zico to tie the game at 7-all with 6:25 left in the first quarter.

Blough opened the drive with a 39-yard pass to Zico and found Rondale More on a 24-yard connection on the next play.

The drive: Five plays, 75 yards, 1:42

Illinois jumps out to a 7-0 lead

Quarterback AJ Bush Jr. orchestrated a 6-play, 77-yard drive and capped it off with a five-yard QB keeper to give Illinois a 7-0 lead over Purdue with 8:07 left in the first quarter.

The big play came on a 52-yard pass from Bush to running back Reggie Corbin down the sideline that set up the touchdown.

The drive: 6-plays, 77-yard, 1 minute, 33 seconds.

Illini force a punt

After allowing a first down, the Illinois defense got a sack on third down from sophomore Ayo Shogbonyo to force a Purdue punt. The sack was a result of good coverage in the Illinois secondary.

First Illinois drive

The Illini moved the ball 21 yards before punting the ball to Purdue after getting stopped on a third-and-1 play.

Coin toss (2:37 p.m.)

Purdue (2-3, 1-1) won the toss and deferred. Illinois (3-2, 1-1) gets the ball first. Purdue will open the second half with the ball.

Starters announced (2:10 p.m.)

Illinois offense:

LT — Vederian Lowe

LG — Kendrick Green

C — Doug Kramer

RG — Nick Allegretti

RT — Alex Palczewski

TE — Austin Roberts

WR — Ricky Smalling

WR — Trenard Davis

WR — Sam Mays

RB — Reggie Corbin

QB — AJ Bush Jr.

Illinois defense:

DE — Isaiah Gay

DT — Jamal Milan

DT — Tymir Oliver

DE — Bobby Roundtree

LB — Jake Hansen

LB — Del'Shawn Phillips

CB — Quan Martin

CB — Cameron Watkins

CB —  Nate Hobbs

S — Tony Adams

S — Sydney Brown

Purdue offense: 

LT — Grant Hermanns

LG — Shane Evans

C — Kirk Barron

RG — Dennis Edwards

RT — Matt McCann

TE — Cole Hardman

WR — Jared Sparks

WR — Jackson Anthrop

WR — Issac Zico

RB — D.J. Knox

QB — David Blough

Purdue defense:

DE — Giovanni Reviere

DT — Lorenzo Neal

DT — Anthony Watts

DE — Kai Higgins

LB — Markus Bailey

LB — Cornel Jones

LB — Derrick Barnes

CB — Antonio Blackmon

CB — Tim Carson

S — Navon Mosley

S — Jacob Thienman

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Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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