Despite overcoming a 28-10 deficit with 3:30 left in the third quarter, Purdue was unable to beat visiting Indiana (8-4), falling 44-41 in double overtime. Trailing 28-17 entering the fourth quarter, Purdue (4-8) managed to come back and to tie the score at 31 apiece with 2:48 left in the game.
After both teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime with Purdue converting a fourth and goal from the 6-yard line, Purdue was held to a field goal in the second overtime, allowing a 1-yard rush by Indiana to end the game.
Purdue's offense exploded the game, totaling 589 yards as sophomore quarterback Aidan O'Connell went 28 of 49 with 408 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Sophomore running back Zander Horvath led the Boilermaker rushing attack, gaining 164 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. On defense, the Purdue defensive line gave Indiana quarterback trouble as it recorded five sacks and three pass breakups.
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Sophomore running back Zander Horvath races away from the Indiana defenders for a 48-yard run, the longest for Purdue this year. Horvath finished with 164 yards on 23 carries as well as 24 receiving yards on four catches for 239 all-purpose yards, the most by a Purdue running back since 2014.
Sophomore cornerback Dedrick Mackey sacks the Indiana quarterback for a 7-yard loss. Mackey finished the game with two tackles, one sack and one breakup as Purdue fell to Indiana, 44-41, in double overtime.
The Purdue football team runs onto the field for the last time this season. After falling 44-41 to Indiana in two overtimes, Purdue finished 4-8 on the year and will not be eligible for a bowl game.
Freshmen wide receiver David Bell catches a pass while being tackled. Bell finished with nine receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown and finished the season with 86 total receptions, 1,035 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns.
Sophomore quarterback Aidan O'Connell escapes the pocket and scrambles with the ball. O'Connell finished with 408 yards and three touchdowns but was not able to lead Purdue to a victory as the Boilermakers lost in double overtime to rival Indiana.
Fifth-year tight end Brycen Hopkins catches a pass over the middle of the field. Hopkins lead Purdue in yards and touchdowns, catching eight passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Hopkins also scored Purdue's first touchdown against Indiana on Saturday on a 72-yard pass reception.
Sophomore corner back Dedrick Mackey leaps into the air to deflect an Indiana pass. The Purdue defense gave up 522 yards and failed to produce a turnover as Purdue fell to Indiana, 44-41.
Sophomore quarterback Aidan O'Connell stares down the defensive end while handing the ball off to sophomore running back Zander Horvath. Purdue finished the game with a 200-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver for the first time since playing Ohio State in 2018.
Freshmen wide receiver Milton Wright celebrates after fifth-year tight end Brycen Hopkins scores a touchdown in the first overtime tie the game at 38-38. After scoring a field goal in the second overtime, Purdue was unable to stop Indiana as the Hoosiers scored a touchdown to win, 44-41.
The Indiana football team celebrates with the Old Oaken Bucket after defeating Purdue, 44-41.
Freshman wide receiver David Bell makes an aerobatic catch as Purdue drives down the field with less than a minute left in the first half.
Freshman wide receiver David Bell catches the ball against his helmet against Indiana on Saturday.
Fifth-year senior tight end Brycen Hopkins escapes an Indiana defender to score Purdue's only touchdown of the first half.