Things went pretty well for Purdue in the first half of Saturday’s game against Maryland. With a 23-14 lead with time running out in the second quarter, the Boilermaker defense decided to make another contribution to the lead.

Late in the first half, Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome tried to get the Terrapins in scoring position to close the gap on Purdue before heading to the locker room. That turned into a disaster, however, with Cory Trice intercepting the pass and returning it 38 yards to the end zone.

Trice’s late first half score gave the Boilers a 30-14 advantage at the break.

It was Trice’s first interception on the season and just Purdue’s fourth on the year. Coming into the game, Trice had nine total tackles with one stop for loss.

Purdue entered the game against Maryland with a 1-4 record and 0-2 in B1G play. The Boilers are just two quarters away from getting their first conference victory of the season.