Purdue (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) scored a come-from-behind touchdown late in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Illinois (1-4, 1-2 Big Ten), 13-9. The eventual game-winner was a 14-yard touchdown pass from backup fifth year quarterback Aidan O'Connell to sophomore wide receiver TJ Sheffield with 5:44 to go in the game in Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. The Purdue offense struggled for the first three quarters, only scoring 6 points on two field goals. However the Boilermaker defense limited Illinois to only 9 points the entire game, completely preventing the Illini from reaching the end zone. Purdue plays next Saturday vs. Minnesota during homecoming weekend.