Wednesday, January 01, 2003
The Boilermakers are the Sun Bowl champs!! The final was Purdue 34, Washington 24 -- exactly the opposite of the 2001 Rose Bowl when Washington beat the Boilermakers. Maybe the Boilers learned something from all of those close games this season -- they were resilient and showed maturity after quickly falling behind by 17 points. Nice to finally get a bowl victory after losing in their last three bowl games...and the Big Ten is 3-0 in bowl games.