- Iowa spotted Purdue a 10-0 lead, then dominated the final 49 minutes, rallying for a 24-10 Big Ten opening victory Saturday. The Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) took a 17-10 lead with 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a 23-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard to Kevonte Martin-Manley, capping a six-play, 71-yard drive. Officials first ruled that Martin-Manley caught the ball out of bounds, but after video review, it was clear the receiver caught the ball with one foot in bounds. While Purdue (2-3, 0-1) struggled to generate any sustained offense after the first quarter, Beathard and running back Mark Weismann helped Iowa maintain possession.
The Hawkeyes increased their lead to 24-10 with 5:10 remaining on Weismann's 5-yard touchdown run that capped a 12-play, 79-yard drive. Weismann scored on a 2-yard run with 8:15 left in the second quarter, pulling Iowa within 10-7. Iowa tied it at 10 with 13 seconds remaining in the first half on a 28-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn. Purdue, which is 0-9 in Big Ten play for second-year coach Darrell Hazell, scored first when strong safety Frankie Williams intercepted Beathard in the right flat and ran 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:13 to go in the first quarter. - AP Sports