Gold defeats Black 12-7 in spring game

Danny Etling

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Keyante Green scored on a 4-yard run with 2:41 remaining Saturday afternoon, leading the Gold to a 12-7 victory against the Black in the Purdue football team’s annual spring game in Ross-Ade Stadium.

Returning starter Danny Etling engineered the 59-yard, game-winning drive, mixing several short passes with some running plays. Etling finished the day 10 of 17 for 96 yards. After opening just 1 of 5 for three yards in the first quarter, he went 9 for 12 for 93 yards in the second half.

The Black took a 7-6 lead on the final play of the third quarter on freshman quarterback David Blough’s 41-yard TD pass to junior wide receiver Danny Anthrop. Blough, who played for both teams, went a combined 18 of 20 for 147 yards and the one TD pass.

Running back Akeem Hunt had busy day for the Gold, rushing for 54 yards on nine carries while also hauling in nine passes for 73 yards.

Anthrop was the leading receiver for either team, finishing with five catches for 91 yards.

Defensively, Ryan Russell had a monster game with 11 total tackles, including 3.5 sacks and a fumble forced.

The Gold had taken a 6-0 halftime lead on 22- and 27-yard field goals from junior Thomas Meadows.

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