Purdue (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten) scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but could not overcome a Minnesota 21-point lead as the Gophers (4-0, 1-0) won, 38-31, Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium. Both Elijah Sindelar and Rondale Moore were injured on the same play in the first half and would not return in the game. Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan was nearly perfect, hitting on 21 of 22 pass attempts for 396 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Jack Plummer, who replaced Sindelar, was 23 of 41 for 245 yard, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
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Sophomore wide receiver Rondale Moore grimaces while on the field after being injured in the first quarter against Minnesota. Quarterback Elijah Sindelar was injured on the same play. Neither player would return to the game as Minnesota withstood a late Purdue rally to win, 38-31, Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Freshman wide receiver David Bell outjumps a Minnesota defensive back. Bell finished with a career high of eight catches and 114 yards, becoming the fifth true freshman since 2000 to have at least eight catches in one game.
Junior wide receiver Jackson Anthrop runs with the ball after catching a pass. Purdue would settle for a field goal this drive. Anthrop had seven receptions for 66 yards and one rush for three yards in Purdue's 38-31 loss to Minnesota.
Sophomore Zander Horvath completes a pass play for a touchdown against Minnesota.
Rondale Moore looks to race through a gap on a kickoff return. Moore would leave the game due to injury and not return. Moore had two catches for 18 yards before leaving the game.
Sophomore running back Zander Horvath scores Purdue's only touchdown of the first half. Minnesota beat Purdue, 38-31, Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium. Horvath had the one pass reception in the game. He ran the ball one time for one yard, too.
Fifth-year quarterback Elijah Sindelar high-fives a fan during pregame. Sindelar left the game in the first quarter after receiving a shoulder injury and did not return.
The Purdue football team runs onto the field before its matchup against undefeated Minnesota. Purdue would stage a late fourth-quarter rally but fell short, losing 38-31, to fall to 1-3 on the season.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Plummer escapes the rush and throws the ball toward the end zone. Purdue freshmen were the focal point of the offense, accounting for 126 rushing yards, 245 passing yards, 200 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Purdue Pete poses with members of Brohm's Barnyard, a group of students who dress in pajamas for football games. A total of 50,629 people attended the game versus Minnesota.
Junior defensive end Derrick Barnes bursts through the Minnesota offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback. Barnes finished with two tackles and half a sack.
Sophomore linemen Viktor Beach and Mark Stickford clear the way for freshman running back King Doerue. Doerue would score his second of two touchdowns on this play.
Purdue players celebrate after running back King Doerue brings the Boilermakers to within 7 points of Minnesota. Purdue would go on to lose, 38-31.
The Boilermaker defense celebrates freshman defensive end George Karlaftis's sack on Saturday. Karlaftis finished with five tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.