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.