Illinois Football: 3 observations from the Illini win over Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – OCTOBER 26: Stanley Green #7 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs with the football in the second half after recovering a fumble against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 26, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The Illinois football team went on the road this week and dominated a Purdue Boilermakers squad.

The Illini started the game off strong with a defense that was suffocating. Illinois struck first with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The next score of the game would be a great pick-six by Illini cornerback, Tony Adams. He read the play well and jumped on the pass.

Illinois’ defense continued to pound Purdue the entire game. If it wasn’t for a missed field goal by the Illini, we would have taken a 13-0 lead. But the Boilermakers had an opening to get points and cut this back to a single possession game. That didn’t happen, though. Purdue went three-and-out. This enabled Illinois to score another touchdown to go into the halftime locker room up 17-0.

The second half wasn’t much different. Illinois’ defense was still suffocating as Purdue finished the game with only six points and those points came during the last few minutes when the game was already over. The Illini were able to force a turnover which ended up leading to a touchdown. The Orange and Blue came away with a huge win over Purdue, 24-6.

Here are three observations from the Illini win over Purdue.

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