EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon put suspended running back LeGarrette Blount and Boise State in the past by holding off Purdue 38-36 Saturday night.
Trailing 38-30, the Boilermakers' Keith Smith found Aaron Valentin with a 15-yard touchdown pass with 1:01 left. But Kyle Adams caught Joey Elliott's pass to tie it out of bounds as Oregon (1-1) eked out the victory.
Purdue (1-1) had closed to within 31-30 early in the fourth quarter on Ralph Bolden's 22-yard touchdown reception until Oregon's Kenjon Barner ran 21 yards for a score with 6:42 left.
Blount appeared on the field with his teammates before the game wearing his No. 9 jersey. Coach Chip Kelly suspended Blount for the season last week after he punched Boise State's Byron Hout following Oregon's opener.