Purdue vs. Syracuse: Week 3 Analysis

Purdue traveled to Syracuse on Saturday afternoon, and this game turned out to be arguably the best College Football game in Week 3. The 4th quarter alone is what made this game unforgettable to witness. 

Purdue and Syracuse had an offensive showdown in the 4th quarter. Throughout the first three quarters, it was mostly a low-scoring, defensive game. Syracuse outscored Purdue 22-20 in the 4th quarter. Their quarterback Garrett Shrader connected with Oronde Gadsden II on a 25-yard touchdown with seven seconds left to lift Syracuse to a 32-29 win over Purdue.

Purdue had previously scored. With 51 seconds left on the clock, Boilermakers quarterback Aidan O’Connell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Payne Durham to give the Boilermakers a 29-25 lead. But there’s no quit in this Syracuse team. They fought back and scored on the final possession of the game. 

Boilermakers wide receiver Charlie Jones finished the game with 188 yards on 11 receptions and one touchdown. 

Garrett Shrader had three touchdowns and no interceptions in the game. He made the right plays at the right moment at the right time. 

Syracuse improves to 3-0 in the season. Purdue drops to 1-2. 

Purdue will take on Florida Atlantic next Saturday night. Syracuse continues a four-game homestand when they face Virginia next Friday night.

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