Purdue tries to shore up line to help QBs, RBs

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Purdue coach Darrell Hazell just wants his team to improve throughout the final three games of the season.
Hazel, who is in his first year at Purdue, says freshman quarterback Danny Etling is taking steps forward. And the team is making adjustments to the offensive line to protect Etling and help create plays for the running game - two things the Boilermakers (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten) have struggled with most of the year.
Etling was 15 of 28 for 145 yards in the Boilermakers' 38-14 loss to Iowa last week, and didn't throw an interception for the first time since taking the place of Rob Henry as the starter under center.
The Boilermakers visit Penn State (5-4, 2-3) on Saturday.

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