In what’s quickly becoming a trend for the program, the Purdue Boilermakers pulled off another upset special on Saturday. This week saw the Boilermakers take down the No. 16-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.
Purdue trailed 36-35 with under five minutes left in the game at the 50-yard line. The Boilermakers worked down the field methodically on an 11-play drive, eating up chunks of yards and winding down the clock.
The clock-killing drive put the Boilermakers at Iowa’s seven-yard line with only eight seconds left on the clock. On came senior kicker Spencer Evans with a chance to be the latest hero for Purdue.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 3, 2018
After another shocking win over a ranked program, Twitter erupted with reactions to Purdue’s third win this season over a ranked opponent.
How about them BoilerMakers🚂💨💨
— Ja’Whaun Bentley🎈 (@NVBentley33) November 3, 2018
#Purdue kicker Spencer Evans nails a field goal with 11 seconds left to give the Boilermakers the win over No. 16 #Iowa, 38-36. Purdue has now beaten THREE ranked teams this season (Boston College, Ohio State before tonight). pic.twitter.com/AUJSlFRcxX
— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) November 3, 2018
PURDUE WINS 38-36!
ROSS-ADE IS WHERE YOUR RANKING COMES TO DIE!
— Barstool Boilers 🚂 (@BarstoolPU) November 3, 2018
Another Top 25 opponent, another upset for @BoilerFootball with Tyler Trent in attendance.
— NCAA Football (@NCAAFootball) November 3, 2018
#Purdue beats 3 ranked teams in single season for first time since 2003. Crazy, especially after that 0-3 start.
— Matt Glenesk (@MattGlenesk) November 3, 2018