Purdue football loses to Fresno State in Ryan Walters' head coaching debut

A new era begins today for Purdue football. First-year head coach Ryan Walters will look to start his time with the Boilermakers with a win against Fresno State. 

The last Purdue coach to start his Boilermaker career with a win was Danny Hope, whose team beat Toledo in 2009.

Purdue's honorary captain today is Mike Alstott, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers standout who rushed for 3,365 yards and scored 42 touchdowns during his time in West Lafayette in the 1990s.

There will be plenty of new faces suited up for the Boilermakers. Seventeen players on the depth chart for today's game joined Purdue in the offseason from the transfer portal.

Among those transfers is quarterback Hudson Card, who will start. Card started five games at Texas between 2021-22 and threw for 1,523 yards, 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions with the Longhorns. 

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Final: Fresno State 39, Purdue 35 Purdue led 28-17 at one point but Fresno State turned it on in the second half. 

Hudson Card threw for 254 yards(17 for 30) and 2 touchdowns. Deion Burks caught 4 passes for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The running game was less successful. Devin Mockobee ran for 60 yards on 16 carries and a score, but in total the team had 110 yards on the ground.

Ryan Walters will start his Purdue career off with a loss. The Boilermakers couldn't convert on 4th down and Fresno State will exit this one with a win.

Uh oh. Fresno State's Mikey Keene found Erik Brooks for a 22-yard touchdown. Less than a minute left for Purdue. Fresno State 39, Purdue 35


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