• Purdue running back Markell Jones (8) pulls away from Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson (9) and cornerback Darian Hicks (2) for a 68-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Freshmen Jones, Blough give Purdue hope for future

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — If the near-upset at Michigan State showed anything to Purdue, it was this: Coach Darrell Hazell has two pretty talented freshmen in his backfield.