Penn State, coming off a HUGE win over Illinois, and still nursing a few wounds from the Michigan loss, faced the Purdue Boilermakers as they celebrated Homecoming 2005. While Purdue has not lived up to their pre-season ranking - they are still a good team with a very good coach. Their loss against Wisconsin was hard fought and a lot closer than the score suggested. Their defense was tough against Wisconsin's top players - so it was a bit of a mystery as to how they would play against the Lions.
The commentators on TV reportedly kept referring to "pesky Purdue" - and that's just what they were - pesky. They never let PSU run away with the game and they played tough all 4 quarters.
Penn State got another win - and the Lions squelched any real momentum the boilermakers had in the 2nd half -