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Iowa solidifies bowl opportunity with win over Purdue


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Shonn Greene ran for 211 yards and two scores for Iowa, and Purdue's Hail Mary pass with 5 seconds remaining sailed long to preserve the Hawkeyes' 22-17 victory.

The Boilermakers could not find a way to stop Greene's slashing runs, including a 75-yard dash in the second quarter.

After Iowa (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) tried to ground out the clock on its last drive, Purdue (3-8, 1-6) got the ball back at its own 20 with 1:09 remaining.

Quarterback Curtis Painter drove the Boilermakers to near midfield before he was sacked by defensive tackle Mitch King and Purdue was forced to use its last timeout.

Painter then found his favorite target, wide receiver Desmond Tardy, near the sideline to put the Boilermakers at the Iowa 27.

With 5 seconds on the clock, Purdue split three receivers right, but Painter's pass went out of the end zone and Iowa claimed victory.

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