Ja'Whaun Bentley

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There have been all kinds of studies, write-ups, radio programs and blog posts about how we're all crazy to "feel" momentum in a sporting event.

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A team with more than 70 underclassmen on its roster is bound to make mistakes.

Mistakes born of youth, born of adrenaline, born of inexperience. And it was only a matter of time before those mistakes cost Purdue a game.

On Saturday, the Boilermakers negated a pair of kick runbacks with penalties. Punt returner and defensive back Frankie Williams collided with a defenseless Central Michigan receiver and was kicked out of the game. The offense had two fourth down conversions wiped out -- one by penalty and another by a Raheem Mostert fumble.