But when the punter is the team's most obvious star it was bad day.
It marks Missouri's worst nonconference loss since December 1, 2001, when it lost 55-7 to Michigan State.
Defensively, the Boilermakers dominated the Tigers all night by holding them to just a field goal on 203 yards. SC would then intercept the next Drew Lock pass and scored on the following offensive play.
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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.
Tario Fuller rushed 19 times for 90 yards and a touchdown, while Richie Worship had five carries for 13 yards and a touchdown in addition to a 1-yard touchdown reception, his only catch of the game.
In the fourth quarter, when MU finally appeared ready to score a touchdown, Purdue cornerback Kamal Hardy ripped the ball out of wide receiver J'Mon Moore's hands in the end zone for an interception.
Maybe Michigan fans have a reason to fear the Boilermakers after today, or maybe we as Purdue fans can be looking like this heading into next Saturday's game.
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"We've got decisions to make about what we're going to be", he said.
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 defensive struggles were only exacerbated by the offense's inability to remain on the field and chew up clock.
Missouri, which runs its offense at one of the fastest paces in the nation, isn't interested in winning the time-of-possession battle, but this was ridiculous.
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The triple option is always a tricky offense to defend, but the Wolverines were prepared for the unique ground game. Wilton Speight completed 14 of 23 passes for 169 yards as MI (3-0) finished off its non-conference schedule.
MISSOURI: The Tigers return to Southeastern Conference play with a home game against Auburn.