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.