Beisel thought the defense had run more smoothly and more effectively in the past week and that the team would be well equipped to take on Saturday's challenge. "He was very efficient", Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said.
"Everything felt and looked and smelled right", Odom said after the loss.
Those first three drives totaled an astounding 258 yards and 21 points. After going 4-8 in his first season and starting this year 1-2, Odom's Tigers appeared lost.
Last weekend, Missouri was undefeated while hosting SC in Columbia.
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock completed 12 of 28 passes for 133 yards and two interceptions. I just did my job, however many plays I had to do it and that's what I'm trying to focus on.
Early in the third quarter, Purdue wanted to put a final stomp on Missouri.
Any thought of Missouri carrying momentum to the second half ended when linebacker Markus Bailey intercepted Lock's sideline pass on the first drive after halftime.
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Lock expressed frustration postgame but vowed to be better next week. "To see us come out there like that reality smacked us in the face".
Sophomore running back Damarea Crockett had a poor day as well after rushing for a combined 299 yards in the first two games of the season.
Missouri's offense posted an even more abysmal performance than last week's loss to SC, recording just 10 first downs to Purdue's 26-yard line and getting out-gained 477 to 201. Odom acknowledged that Crockett may still be dealing with a nagging tailbone injury but said that he was "near 100 percent".
- Nine different players carried the ball for Purdue, totaling 205 yards on 50 attempts.
PURDUE: The Boilermakers spread the offensive wealth.
By the second drive of the fourth quarter, Blough was out of the game, giving way to Elijah Sindelar and Jared Sparks.
Missouri's defensive struggles were only exacerbated by the offense's inability to remain on the field and chew up clock. Purdue had the ball for 43:43, compared to Missouri's 16:17.
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