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Chuck Landon Grades the Herd

Sep. 30, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Chuck Landon Grades The Herd ... Purdue 51, Marshall 41

OFFENSE: C - Yes, it produced 41 points for Marshall. But it also created 14 points for Purdue.

DEFENSE: F - It got better in the second half, but Purdue's offense also lost focus and let down after intermission.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C- - It blocked a punt and a PAT while scoring a TD, but struggled in every other phase.

COACHING: D - The defense simply isn't getting better. That must be addressed.

OVERALL: C - Yes, the Herd was competitive. But this game was winnable with better defense.

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