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11/1/1997 (1997-1998)
Ross-Ade Stadium [West Lafayette, Indiana]

#15 Iowa  vs  #18 Purdue  Purdue #15 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #18 Purdue on 11/1/1997 -

W    35 - 17 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 70,397
Kickoff Temp: 47° F
Start Time: 11:35 am CST


Backup RB Rob Thein had a pair of touchdown catches and ran for a score as Iowa ran off 28 unanswered points. Tavian Banks carried 24 times for 126 yards and a touchdown Banks' 15 touchdowns match Sedrick Shaw's single-season school record set last year.

Besides the tandem of Banks and Thein, who had 54 yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 61 more, it was the Hawkeyes defense that made a halftime adjustment and took over the game, grinding Purdue's vaunted attack to a halt. Free safety Eric Thigpen had two interceptions.




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Rushing 1st Downs164
Passing 1st Downs610
Penalty 1st Downs20
Total First Downs2414
Rushing Attempts6226
Rushing Yards29855
Rushing TDs21
Yards per Rush4.82.1
Passes Completed1214
Passes Attempts2135
Pass Completion %57.1%40%
Passing TDs21
Passing Yards191269
Passing Yards per Completion15.919.2
Passing Yards per Attempt9.17.7
Total Plays8361
% of Rushing Plays74.7%42.6%
% of Passing Plays25.3%57.4%
Total Offense489324
Yards per Play5.95.3
Lost Fumbles20
Penalty Yards5165
Yards per Penalty7.38.1
Possession Time36:0123:59

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