Sep 15, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers trail on the sidelines prior to the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Local: Eastern Michigan football falls to 0-3 after loss at Purdue 54-16

Eastern Michigan football at Purdue  — Alex Gillett threw three interceptions, completed nine of 15 attempted passes and recorded 66-yards through the air, as Eastern Michigan football lost to the Purdue Boilermakers 54-16 at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday.

The Eagles’ offense was unable to keep drives alive, as the team only converted 2 of 14 third downs into new sets of downs. Although Eastern Michigan football’s rushing game was stellar, posting a 4.4 yards per rush average and recording 169-yards rushing in total, it wasn’t enough to play keep up with the Boilermakers’ offense.

Eastern Michigan football (0-3) fell short on defense by allowing six touchdowns on the ground to Purdue’s ball carriers. The Eagles gave up 392-yards on the ground to a host of 11 different rushers. The Eagles also gave up 184-yards in the passing game for two receiving touchdowns.

Purdue moves to 2-1 (2-0 home) after beating the Eagles and will host the Marshall Thundering Herd on Sept. 29. The Eastern Michigan football program will travel to East Lansing, Mich. Saturday to play against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium.

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