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

Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver David Bell (3) avoids a tackle by UConn Huskies linebacker Jackson Mitchell (43) during the college football game between Purdue Biolermakers and UConn Huskies on Sept. 11, 2021, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 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 on Saturday at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.

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.

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