NCAAF Game Recap - Vanderbilt at Purdue
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Vanderbilt (0-2)

7

3

0

14

24

Purdue (1-1)

7

7

14

14

42

Sindelar's 5 passing TDs help Purdue top Vanderbilt
Sat Sep 7, 2019 6:20 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue senior quarterback Elijah Sindelar and speedy sophomore Rondale Moore are developing into a powerful duo.

Sindelar passed for 509 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another TD in the Boilermakers' 42-24 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Purdue caught 13 passes for 220 yards, both career highs.

Moore pulled in 13 catches for a career-high 220 yards and a touchdown.

"My view is pretty high of Rondale so I don't know if it can get much higher," Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said. "But for someone to continually come through every week and raise the bar and not be satisfied, that's Rondale Moore. He was tremendous."

Moore took his career day in stride.

"I'm just going out there and doing my job," he said. "Whether that's getting someone else open or me being the first read on the play."

Tight end Brycen Hopkins, from Nashville, caught two touchdown passes.

"That's probably the best game I've seen Elijah throw the rock," Hopkins said. "He was zipping it in there when he needed to, he was putting air under it when he needed to. He knows what he's doing and I put my trust in him."

The Boilermakers (1-1) scored quickly after taking the second-half kickoff to take a 21-10 edge. Jared Sparks hauled in a wide-open 50-yard TD pass from Sindelar as one Vanderbilt defender fell down on the coverage. It was junior Sparks' first TD and the longest catch of his career.

Sindelar's 20-yard TD pass to, pushed the lead to 28-10. The play was set up after a 15-yard penalty for helmet targeting by Vanderbilt cornerback Randall Haynie, who was disqualified.

Vanderbilt (0-2) closed the deficit to 28-16 on Riley Neal's 10-yard touchdown pass to Cam Johnson early in the fourth quarter.

Moore's 34-yard TD grab gave Purdue a 35-16 lead.

Vandy's final score came on Neal's 75-yard TD pass to Chris Pierce and a two-point conversion, closing the deficit to 35-24. Purdue added a final TD on Sindelar's 1-yard TD run.

Neal set up Vanderbilt's opening score in the first quarter with a 49-yard pass to Karlija Lipscomb, putting the ball on the Purdue 4. Ke'Shawn Vaughn scored on a 1-yard TD.

Sindelar connected with Hopkins for a 12-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-all.

Sindelar's 2-yard TD pass to Payne Durham put Purdue ahead 14-7 with 4:56 left in the second quarter.

The Commodores closed the deficit to 14-10 with Ryley Guay's 48-yard field goal with 53 seconds left in the first half. Vanderbilt's drive was hurt by three penalties for 30 yards on the drive.

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt

Neal, a fifth-year graduate transfer from Ball State, threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns as the Commodores had an improved offensive effort from its opening 30-6 loss to Georgia

The Commodores hurt themselves with 13 penalties for 100 yards. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason took the blame for the undisciplined effort

"Too many times on third down we shot ourselves in the foot," Mason said.

Purdue

After blowing a 17-point third quarter lead in a 34-31 loss at Nevada in the season opener, the Boilermakers were able to maintain a lead. Purdue committed one turnover compared to five in its opener. One concern is the Boilermakers managed just 31 yards on 18 carries. Purdue had just seven yards on nine carries until the final play of third quarter.

"We've got to find a way to run the ball more and we're aware of that," Brohm said. "It seemed like every time we handed it off, we got minus four (yards)."

BIG TEN WOES

Vanderbilt has not beaten a Big Ten team since topping Penn State in 1957, losing seven in row. The Commodores are now 1-2 against Purdue, winning in 1941 and `42

DINGED UP

On Purdue's final possession, quarterback Elijah Sindelar ran for seven yards on third-and-14. Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said Sindelar got dinged up, but had no update on his status. Sindelar went to the medical tent after the game and was not available for post-game interview.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt: The Commodores have a bye week before returning to play host to LSU on

Sept. 21.

Purdue: The Boilermakers play host to TCU on Saturday night.

Passing

Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Neal 35 24 68.6 2 378 75 1 111.4
D. Wallace 13 7 53.8 0 42 12 0 60.4
Purd Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
E. Sindelar 52 34 65.4 5 509 70 1 121.4

Rushing

Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Vaughn 17 56 3.3 23 1
K. Lipscomb 1 16 16.0 16 0
Purd Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Z. Horvath 8 15 1.9 10 0
E. Sindelar 4 10 2.5 7 1

Receiving

Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Pierce 3 133 44.3 75 1
K. Lipscomb 8 98 12.3 49 0
Purd Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Moore 13 220 16.9 70 1
D. Bell 4 82 20.5 30 0

Fumbles

Vand F FL
K. Lipscomb 1 0

Returning

Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Shelton-Mosley 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
Purd KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Moore 3 17.0 0 24 2 4.0 0 8

Punting

Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 6 235 39.2 47
Purd Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Cormier 4 120 30.0 41

Takeaways

Vand Int Yds InTD
T. Daley 1 0 0
Purd Int Yds InTD
D. Mackey 1 18 0

Team Stats Comparison

Vand Purd
Points For 24 42
Total Yards 491 540
Rushing Yards 71 31
Passing Yards 420 509
Passing Completions / Attempts 31/48 34/52
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 23 27
Penalties - Yards 13/100 8/63
Time Of Possession 23:23 37:37
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 5/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/39 5/29

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vand Purd
Vand 8:28 TD Ke'Shawn Vaughn 1 yd run (Ryley Guay kick) 7 0
Purd 11:03 TD Brycen Hopkins 12 yd pass from Elijah Sindelar (J.D. Dellinger kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Vand Purd
Purd 10:04 TD Payne Durham 2 yd pass from Elijah Sindelar (J.D. Dellinger kick) 7 14
Vand 14:07 FG Ryley Guay 48 yd FG 10 14
3rd Quarter Vand Purd
Purd 1:47 TD Jared Sparks 50 yd pass from Elijah Sindelar (J.D. Dellinger kick) 10 21
Purd 9:54 TD Brycen Hopkins 20 yd pass from Elijah Sindelar (J.D. Dellinger kick) 10 28
4th Quarter Vand Purd
Vand 2:33 TD Cam Johnson 10 yd pass from Riley Neal (failed 2pt pass) 16 28
Purd 5:33 TD Rondale Moore 34 yd pass from Elijah Sindelar (J.D. Dellinger kick) 16 35
Vand 5:44 TD Chris Pierce 75 yd pass from Riley Neal (Kalija Lipscomb 2pt pass from Riley Neal) 24 35
Purd 8:55 TD Elijah Sindelar 1 yd run (J.D. Dellinger kick) 24 42

Game Information

Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
Attendance: 50,506
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