Purdue's David Bell scores game-winning TD against Nebraska on gutsy play call
A back-and-forth affair, the Purdue Boilermakers prevailed over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 31-27, on Saturday in West Lafayette.
While freshman King Doerue led the charge with 102 yards on 20 touches, it was a fellow freshman, David Bell, who accounted for the game-winning score.
Saturday Tradition’s own Dustin Schutte shared a clip of the decisive play on Twitter:
Jeff Brohm. Offensive genius pic.twitter.com/HxiTwEj0v1
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 2, 2019
A product of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Bell was a four-star recruit in the 2019 class. Entering Saturday’s B1G West showdown with 44 catches for 653 yards, he added to those already impressive totals by snagging seven more passes for 23 yards.
Prior to leaving the game with an apparent injury to his left leg, redshirt freshman Jack Plummer completed 25-34 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Returning to the lineup after missing Nebraska’s last two games, sophomore Adrian Martinez threw for 247 yards. He didn’t account for a score through the air, but the dual-threat quarterback did add 58 yards and two touchdowns on the ground on 12 carries.
Snapping a two-game losing streak, Purdue (3-6) will travel to Evanston to battle Northwestern on November 9 (12:00PM ET, BTN).
Their third straight loss, the Cornhuskers (4-5) have dropped below .500 for the first time this season. Scott Frost’s troops will have extra time to think about this one as Nebraska is off until November 16 vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (6-2).