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Purdue @ Illinois Box Score Breakdown

Purdue @ Illinois Box Score Breakdown

Things are so easy when you break the down by the numbers, and that is what Jeff Murdock does every weekend after the Illinois football games. He sits down in front of a stat sheet and uses it to help in his analyzation of the Illini. This week he noticed that the Illini yards per carry average at a glance is too low when looking at the numbers, because the two fumbles cost the Illini 33 rushing yards.

I am sure the words "moral" and "victory" come to mind for many Illini fans that are looking on the positive outlook of this football season. Many expert prognosticators (read: Vegas odds makers) and fans (read: me) were looking at this Illinois game against Purdue as one in which the Boiler train would just roll right through Purdue en route to a dominant victory over the Fighting Illini. But...

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