Darrell Hazell's Purdue teams haven't had much success against FBS opponents in non-conference competition, but the Boilermakers added a win Saturday.
After going down 14-3, Purdue kept Nevada off the scoreboard in the second half, adding two touchdowns of its own to come back for a 24-14 win.
Purdue quarterback David Blough passed for 300 yards and threw a pair of touchdown tosses to go along with an interception in the win.
Blough kept up his pattern of long touchdown passes, and after Nevada built a 14-3 lead in the second quarter, Blough hit Bilal Marshall for a 48-yard scoring play in the final two minutes of the first half.
Using good field position to their advantage, the Boilers capped a 49-yard drive with a Markell Jones touchdown run on their first possession of the second half. Purdue turned the ball over via a fumble and on downs on each of its next two drives, but after Nevada missed what would've been a game-tying field goal, Blough pitched a 51-yard touchdown to Brycen Hopkins to seal the deal with about a minute to play.
Purdue racked up 466 yards of offense in this one, the defense doing its part in keeping Nevada to just 253 total yards and just 68 rushing yards.
Jones had a big day rushing the ball, carrying 22 times for 124 yards and a touchdown.
The win — the second in 11 non-conference games against FBS teams under Hazell — bumped the Boilers' win-loss mark up to 2-1. They play their first Big Ten game next weekend against Maryland.