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Bowling Green 27, Purdue 26

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Josh Harris passed for 357 yards and three touchdowns Saturday afternoon as Bowling Green surprised No. 20 Purdue, 27-26.

In the win, Harris tossed a 32-yard score to Charles Sharron with 2:08 remaining. It marked the first time Purdue (0-1) lost a season opener in seven seasons under Coach Joe Tiller.

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After Sharron's score put Bowling Green (2-0) ahead, the Falcons conceded a safety in the final minute.

Purdue drove into Bowling Green territory in the final seconds, but elected not to attempt a long field goal. The Boilermakers' hopes ended when Taylor Stubblefield dropped a pass on 4th-and-10.

Kyle Orton also threw three touchdown passes for Purdue, including a 44-yarder to John Standeford that gave the Boilermakers a 24-20 lead 4:36 into the fourth quarter.

Bowling Green improved to 2-0 all-time against Purdue, also posting a 17-14 victory in 1972.

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