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.)
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.
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
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
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