ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Long snapper Don Muhlbach appears set for a 17th season with the Detroit Lions after making it through Saturday's roster cuts.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions played their last game of the season with heavy hearts.
One night earlier, the team had announced the death of wide receiver Marvin Jones' son Marlo. There...
DETROIT (AP) — There were a fair number of empty seats at Ford Field, and at times, the crowd's silence made the place seem emptier than it was.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Jarrad Davis and tackle Rick Wagner for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the Minnesota Vikings knocked down passes on Detroit's first two plays, Danielle Hunter crouched down in his three-point stance on third-and-10 with a tight end lined up...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
The team announced the move Tuesday. The Lions also signed defensive...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first three plays for David Blough and the Detroit Lions on Sunday were an ominous sign. The rookie quarterback's first two passes were deflected at the line of scrimmage....
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's long-dominant defense had been slipping for the past several weeks, a proud and seasoned group that needed to get its edge back.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — David Blough is ready to honor Tyler Trent with his shoes.
Blough, now a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, showed off a special shoe Wednesday with Trent's likeness...
DETROIT (AP) — Don’t tell David Blough about any meaningless games in the NFL.
The Detroit Lions lost again Thursday, another setback in a season that’s gone sharply downhill for the past...
DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky started and closed strong to overcome some shaky decisions and plays in between to keep the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoff picture.
DETROIT (AP) — Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been erratic this season, and he recently had a minor injury issue.
The Detroit Lions would love to have such problems.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start.
Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers will be without his top target for the second straight week after receiver Davante Adams was ruled out for the Green Bay Packers' game against the Detroit...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded rookie quarterback David Blough to the Detroit Lions, who got a firsthand look at him Thursday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday.
After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people on Tuesday attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral service for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent (all times local):
Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people have attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.
Music City Bowl: Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5) at Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 1:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Auburn by 3 1/2
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Purdue can win a second straight bowl game and finish with a winning record under coach Jeff Brohm. Auburn can notch a bowl victory for the Southeastern Conference, even if it's not the bowl the Tigers expected after playing for — and losing — the SEC title a year ago. Auburn has lost its last two bowl games.
Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award.
The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. The winners were chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America in association with The Associated Press.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — David Blough and Rondale Moore executed Jeff Brohm's game plan perfectly Saturday.
Now after extending Purdue's season by another month, the dynamic duo must wait to see if they'll get another chance to work with their innovative head coach.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough's resilience.
During his first two seasons in West Lafayette, Brohm watched his quarterback rebound from frustrating performances, demoralizing injuries and the loss of his starting job. Blough's steady demeanor and inspirational words found a perfect home in the Boilermakers' locker room, serving as a model of how leaders respond to adversity.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Favorable field position has meant little for Minnesota this season, as huge gains against the Gophers have piled up as if opponents are playing a video game.
This will be an especially difficult week for the defense to try to stem this tide of long touchdowns, with Purdue's offense possessing as much quick-strike ability as any team in the Big Ten.
Purdue had all the answers for four glorious weeks.
Quarterback David Blough played impeccably, the defense proved it could go toe to toe against some of the nation's top teams and everybody made an impact in the Boilermakers' success.
It all went wrong last weekend against Michigan State, forcing coach Jeff Brohm to go back on cleanup duty. The Spartans held the ball more than 38 minutes, preventing the Boilermakers from getting into any kind of offensive rhythm.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rocky Lombardi made his first start at quarterback for Michigan State, and the Spartans didn't hold back.
Lombardi threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans halted Purdue's four-game win streak, beating the Boilermakers 23-13 on Saturday. With Brian Lewerke out with a shoulder injury, Lombardi guided the offense, and the redshirt freshman attempted 46 passes.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm decided to go for it against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday.
The Buckeyes buckled under the pressure.
D.J. Knox ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and the Boilermakers held Ohio State's vaunted passing game in check most of the night as they pulled away for a 49-20 upset to shake up the College Football Playoff chase.
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
Purdue quarterback David Blough never lost his faith.
While being whisked away in an ambulance with a gruesome ankle injury last November, he kept telling himself he'd make it back. When Blough did limited work at spring practice, he insisted his quick recovery would help him reclaim the starting job. And when he was eventually beaten out by Elijah Sindelar in August, he kept preparing for his next big chance.
The Boilermakers' fifth-year senior has become the team's inspirational role model.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Purdue rolled over Illinois 46-7 on Saturday, dampening the Illini homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes.
Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) arguably played its worst game of the year. Purdue (3-3, 2-1) scored 46 unanswered points after the first series. Illinois began the game scoring on a five-yard keeper by quarterback AJ Bush following a 52-yard pass to Reggie Corbin.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even as badly as Nebraska is playing right now, a win over the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium is always cause for celebration.
That was especially true for Purdue, which beat the Huskers 42-28 on Saturday for its second straight win after an 0-3 start.
The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation's most accurate passers so far in 2018 — a small group that's been full of surprises.
Four of the 18 quarterbacks nationally who've completed at least 70 percent of their throws are from the Big Ten, by far the best ratio in the county.
David Blough waited his turn at Purdue.
Now, he's re-entrenched himself as the No. 1 quarterback.
Two days after Purdue's first win of the season, coach Jeff Brohm broke away from his typical early week silence and told reporters Blough would start Saturday at Nebraska regardless of whether Elijah Sindelar plays.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm wants losing to hurt his players so much it makes them angry.
After three straight close losses to start the season, the Boilermakers let off some steam on No. 23 Boston College.
Rondale Moore caught two touchdown passes and Purdue had four interceptions, beating the Eagles 30-13 on Saturday.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm made his quarterback decision clear weeks ago.
Those who know won't talk, and those who talk say they don't really know who Brohm intends to start in Thursday night's season opener at home against Northwestern.
Brohm wants to keep everyone, especially the Wildcats, guessing.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — David Blough and Elijah Sindelar are already locked in.
With offseason workouts over and their banged-up bodies finally healthy, they're eager to start Round 2 of Purdue's quarterback battle.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback David Blough savors every moment a little more these days.
He's happy to be back for his fifth and final season with the Boilermakers following an offseason full of questions, rehab and uncertainty. He's thrilled to have one more chance to lead his teammates in whatever capacity it might be. And he's eager to reclaim the starting job he's held for the last 2½ seasons.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue junior quarterback David Blough is out for the rest of the season following a severe injury to his right leg during a win against Illinois over the weekend.
Blough suffered a dislocated ankle, a small break in the fibula and ligament damage with 12:27 remaining in Saturday's 29-10 victory. Coach Jeff Brohm said Blough will have surgery on Tuesday and will be out six to nine months.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sometimes, college football victories have a bittersweet angle.
Such is the case for Purdue after snapping a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 29-10 victory against Illinois in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Junior quarterback David Blough, who led the Big Ten in passing in 2016 and was 16 of 24 for 194 yards against the Illini, suffered a severe and likely season-ending leg injury with 12:27 remaining when tackled by free safety Stanley Green inside the Illinois 5-yard line.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue's offense is floundering in Big Ten Conference play, and coach Jeff Brohm would like to see junior quarterback David Blough or redshirt sophomore Elijah Sindelar emerge as a clear starter.
No. 8 Michigan (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Purdue (2-1, 0-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Fox)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Purdue quarterback David Blough started his first game of the season Saturday against Missouri. He played like he never wants to give up the role.
Blough led the Boilermakers to touchdowns on their first three drives in a 35-3 victory.
"David played very well. He was very efficient," Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said. "Made plays, made some plays with his feet, didn't turn the ball over. I see improvement."
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — When Jeff Brohm left Western Kentucky for a struggling Purdue program, he promised to bring an entertaining, high-scoring offense to a Boilermaker team that was 9-39 during the past four seasons.
Brohm didn't disappoint Friday night during his first home game, watching the new-look Boilermakers amass 558 yards.
David Blough led Purdue on a 24-0 first-half run and the Boilermakers pulled away for a 44-21 victory over Ohio for Brohm's first program victory.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 16 Louisville will have reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson at quarterback for Saturday night's opener against Purdue in Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Boilermakers may be making a game-time decision on their starter.
Purdue quarterback David Blough earned raves for his speech during last week's Big Ten media days.
Around campus, his carefully crafted words struck a different chord.
As teammates and coaches listened to the junior quarterback champion diversity and encourage college football players to use their sport to learn life's lessons and to use their platform to help others, it reinforced their image of their designated locker room leader.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31.
Smith topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth straight game and sixth time this season as Minnesota (7-2, 4-2 in the Big Ten) won its fourth straight.
No. 24 Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) at Purdue (3-4, 1-3), Noon (ABC/ESPN2)
Line: Penn State by 11½.
Series Record: Penn State leads 13-3-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
With Penn State suddenly in the mix for the Big Ten East title, it cannot afford to follow its biggest win of James Franklin's tenure by slipping on the road. Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker is looking to build some momentum after a better-than-expected performance in last weekend's loss at No. 7 Nebraska.