Cincinnati beats Purdue 42-7 in Boilermakers' worst opener ever

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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