Cincinnati beats Purdue 42-7 in Boilermakers' worst opener ever
Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) runs the ball against Purdue linebacker Sean Robinson (10) and safety Landon Feichter (44) in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Aug. 31, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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CINCINNATI - Munchie Legaux regained his job as the starting quarterback and had a solid showing on Saturday, throwing for a touchdown and running for another in Cincinnati's 42-7 victory over Purdue — the Boilermakers' worst opening loss in 17 years.
Legaux's dual-threat performance highlighted a game featuring new coaches and a new league — Cincinnati (1-0) in the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats were sharp their first time under Tommy Tuberville.
Legaux was back at quarterback because incumbent Brendon Kay has been limited by a sore passing shoulder. He was 13 of 20 for 146 yards.
Purdue (0-1) got a whole new offense under Darrell Hazell, and it didn't work. The Boilermakers took their most lopsided defeat since a 52-14 loss at Michigan State in 1996.
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