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Purdue holds on to beat Indiana State 20-14

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Ricardo Allen's interception with 19 seconds remaining preserved Purdue's 20-14 win over Indiana State on Saturday afternoon.

Indiana State (0-2) reached the Purdue 36-yard line in the final minute before Allen stepped in front of Mike Perish's pass and gave Darrell Hazell his first win as Purdue's coach.

Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and ran for 82 yards on 22 carries for the Boilermakers (1-1).

Perish passed for 284 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana State, an FCS team that lost to Indiana 73-35 the previous week.

Indiana State played without running back Shakir Bell, who ran for 113 yards in the opener before leaving with a bruised shoulder. The Sycamores ran for just 39 yards on 22 carries against Purdue.

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