WATCH: Bonehead penalty costs Purdue season opener
Purdue came up with the stop on third down. Northwestern was going to punt the ball away and the Boilermakers were going to get the chance to start the year 1-0.
And then a veteran defensive lineman made a really dumb move.
With just over two minutes left, Purdue came up with a third down stop, forcing the Wildcats to punt the ball away. But Lorenzo Neal threw a Northwestern running back to the ground, ending the game.
Here’s the video of the penalty.
Purdue is going to lose because of this penalty for unnecessary roughness. https://t.co/Yq97FFWhC6
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) August 31, 2018
Purdue couldn’t stop the clock and Northwestern was able to run a few plays and escape with a Week 1 win, 31-27.
What do you think? Did the play warrant a penalty?