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Last second Purdue field goal drops Hawks 27-24


Paul Griggs hit a 46 yard field goal as time expired as Purdue stunned Hawkeye fans picking up a 27-24 win in Kinnick Stadium.  Iowa's 6th loss of the season now puts the team's postseason hopes on life support.

Iowa had a shot for the win in the final minute.  With 21 seconds on the clock, facing 4th and 3, Iowa elected to go on a 4th and 3 play from the Purdue 35 yard line.  Zach Derby, however, was stopped 2 yards short on his pass reception giving Purdue the ball with 17 seconds remaining.  The Boilermakers Robert Marve drove his team 37 yards in 12 seconds to set up the game winning field goal.

The Hawkeyes never led in the ballgame.  Offensively, James Vandenberg completed 19 of 36 passes for 190 yards.  Iowa, however only managed 74 total yards on the ground.  For Purdue, Marve threw for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Ralph Bolden picked up 102 yards on the ground.

Iowa travels to face Michigan next Saturday.  The Hawks need to win their final 2 contests to gain bowl eligibility.

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