- May 19, 2012
That was the year with 2 ties. The other Wisconsin I think.Yes....haha, reminds me of another classic incident with my buddies from those years - the 1994 game with Iowa in Ross-Ade.
Purdue was pounding with Alstott early and often and dominated the first three quarters leading 13-0. Then Iowa got some big plays along with some Purdue mistakes (imagine that?) and took a 21-13 lead. Purdue gets a TD on a great play from Dicken and Alford and controversial conversion to tie @ 21. If replay were avilable back then, it probably would have been overturned as Dicken looked just short. Then when the Hawkeyes get stuffed on 4th down, the Boilers had a shot to win in the last minutes, taking over around their 40 yd line. Rogers and a big run from Alstott put Purdue in the red zone and close to victory. My one friend among us four with season tickets would go nuts with Alstott runs.....he of course wanted nothing more than an Alstott run for the winning TD. What followed? Of course, tied 21-21, Purdue plays a little conservatively inside the 20. Meanwhile our friend is saying "I don't like this.....it's no sure thing with a FG."
Seven seconds left, and Purdue lines up for a 30-yd FG attempt from Brad Bobich.
annnnd of course the FG is wide left, and our buddy erupts - had never seen him lose it like that - "HE MISSED IT!!!! I KNEWWWWW IT!!!! and then several expletives followed as he was just beat red. "Ya got the best damn back and ya do THAT! %^&$#@!" For an instant, the disappointment from the tie vanished as we were just trying to calm him down.
We still laugh about it to this day......oh those were the days........