King Doerue ignites Purdue offense with shifty 25-yard run
Trailing 10-0 at the time, freshman tailback King Doerue gave the Purdue offense the spark they had been looking for with an impressive 25-yard run in the second quarter.
Dustin Schutte shared video of the scamper:
King Doerue or Saquon Barkley? pic.twitter.com/nB5RKJRZkH
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 2, 2019
Fittingly, Doerue would punctuate the drive by catching a three-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshman Jack Plummer for the Boilermakers’ first points of the day.
Plummer’s second touchdown pass, a 16-yard toss to redshirt freshman Payne Durham, allowed Purdue to take a 14-10 lead into the halftime break.
A product of Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas, Doerue was a three-star prospect in the 2019 class. He committed to the Boilermakers over Arkansas, No. 13 Minnesota, Nebraska, Ole Miss and others.
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