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Plummer fires 4 TD passes, Purdue blanks UConn 49-0

After punting on its first possession, Purdue scored touchdowns on each of its next five to take a 35-0 lead at halftime.
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Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer (13) throws a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA football game against Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer threw four touchdown passes in the first half, three to wide receiver David Bell, as the Boilermakers rolled over winless UConn 49-0 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium Saturday. 

After punting on its first possession, Purdue scored touchdowns on each of its next five to take a 35-0 lead at halftime. 

Plummer completed 16 of his 20 passes, racking up 245 yards and four touchdowns. Bell caught six of the passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Both were replaced to start the second half. 

In their first game under interim coach Lou Spanos, who took over Monday following Randy Edsall’s abrupt retirement, the Huskies advanced inside Purdue’s 20-yard line only once in the game.

Purdue (2-0) travels to South Bend to take on Notre Dame (2-0) Saturday, Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The game will air live on WTHR Channel 13 and be available to stream on Peacock.