On Thursday night, college football fans were in for a treat when Purdue and Tennessee stepped on the field.
The Volunteers dominated the early going in the Music City Bowl before the Boilermakers fired back. Tennessee opened a 21-7 lead over Purdue early, but the Boilermakers finished the first half on a 16-0 run to take a 23-21 lead into halftime.
The party was just getting started, though. Purdue opened a 38-31 victory with just under five minutes left to play.
Those five minutes produced a RIDICULOUS amount of points. Tennessee went right back down the field in one minute and 21 seconds with a touchdown of its own to knot the game at 38.
Purdue raced down the field in 40 seconds with a touchdown to take a 45-38 lead that stood for just over a minute before the Volunteers knotted the game at 45.
College football fans were loving the final five minutes of the showdown.
Here’s some of the reaction from around social media.
— eric haber (@erichabes) December 31, 2021
Please tell me everyone is watching this bowl game @MusicCityBowl 😳😮
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) December 31, 2021
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 31, 2021
Tennessee finally got a stop and had just under a minute for a potential game-winning drive. After driving just past midfield, the Volunteers struggled to get into good field goal range.
They had to settle for a 56-yard field goal attempt, which appeared to have the length, but it was just wide.
Time for overtime.
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