10 pm: 57°FPartly Cloudy

12 am: 54°FMostly Clear

2 am: 50°FClear

4 am: 48°FClear

More Weather

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.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.