Music City Bowl 2021: Purdue vs Tennessee

A look back at the photos: Purdue defeats Tennessee in overtime to win Music City Bowl, 48-45. I was able to travel down to Nashville, Tenn. to covert Purdue football take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl. My first time covering a game inside a NFL stadium, Nissan Stadium did not disappoint. The sheer amount on space the sidelines was great in itself compared to the cramped sidelines of Ross-Ade. Also 10/10 on the media hospitality as there was a space outside the photo work room on the first level that not only had coffee(Wrigley Field set the bar high) but kept the tables stocked with options during the entire event. The game started off pretty slow but picked up in the second half and ended in a tense moment with the field-goal that won the game. See some of the images below or catch the full gallery online.

A Year in Pictures: 2021

A look back at 2021.

Bullet holes are visible in the glass windows of the Tippecanoe County Democratic Party Headquarters, 826 Main St., after the damage was discovered, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Lafayette, Ind. At least six bullets were fired at the offices sometime between the evening of Jan. 6 and afternoon of Jan. 7 when they were first discovered. No one was in the offices during the time.

Jim Reed, a lieutenant at the West Lafayette Fire Department, sits outside his West Point home, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Redd, who contracted COVID-19 in late Nov. 2020, was rushed to IU Health Hospital due to complications. He remained in the hospital for four weeks, but is now back home.

Purdue’s Max Lyon wrestles Iowa’s Nelson Brands during a 184 pound bout in a Big Ten Duals wrestling match, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette.

UCLA Bruins guard Tyger Campbell (10) dives in an attempt to beat Michigan State Spartans guard Rocket Watts (2) to a loose ball during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.

A historic fire engine named in Leroy Keyes honor escorts Leroy Keyes from his memorial service, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Mollenkopf Athletic Center in West Lafayette. Keyes, a star for the Purdue University football team from 1966-68 and an ambassador for the athletic department and university, died on April 15.

The Tippecanoe County Courthouse is illuminated in the background as students dance in Riehle Plaza during the West Lafayette Prom, Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Lafayette, Ind. The prom was held outdoors due to COVID-19 precautions.

French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne speaks outside the Fort Ouiatenon blockhouse, Friday, May 21, 2021 in West Lafayette, Ind. Ambassador Etienne toured the historic fort and preserve during a tour of the Midwest.

Fountain Central’s Jerzi Hershberger (24) is hoisted into the air after Hershberger made the final out in Fountain Central’s 4-1 sectional win against Central Catholic, Monday, May 24, 2021 in Lafayette, Ind.

Seeger’s Khal Stephen is the 2021 Journal & Courier Small School Baseball Player of the Year.

Mike Dwyer, Wabash Township Fire Association President, holds his head after speaking before the Wabash Township board, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in West Lafayette.

Miss Tippecanoe 4-H Queen Amanda Pendleton, right, places her crown on Brynlee Cox, 4, Monday, July 19, 2021 in Lafayette.

Brady Miller grooms a goat at the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Lafayette.

Members of the sheep barn react after winning the 43rd annual greased watermelon contest for the fourth year in a row at the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair, Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Lafayette.

Lafayette Jeff’s Glenn Patterson (2) runs the ball as he is tackled by McCutcheon’s Jaden Shackelford (40) and McCutcheon’s Cody Summerfield (3) during the first quarter of an IHSAA football game, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 in Lafayette.

Students protesting due to a number of sexual assaults within Purdue Greek life are stopped by police and university officials outside a Purdue University Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 in West Lafayette. Only a handful of students were allowed inside the room due to occupancy codes, according to police.

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) collides with Purdue safety Marvin Grant (4) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.

Lafayette Jeff’s Zara Powell (12) and Harrison’s Morgan DesEnfants (2) embrace and Harrison’s Morgan Bart (10) and Lafayette Jeff’s Ruth Naughton-Linett (28) shake hands after Harrison defeated Lafayette Jeff, 4-0 during an IHSAA girls soccer sectional match, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Lafayette.

Russell Hillberry, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, stands near a wind farm in Southeastern White County, Ind., Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

McCutcheon players celebrate after defeating Penn, 3-2, to win the IHSAA class 4a volleyball semi-state match, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in Frankfort.

Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) reacts after dunking during the second half of an NCAA men’s basketball game, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.

Football on a baseball diamond

It was as strange as one might think; the Purdue Boilermakers traveled to Chicago on Saturday to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Wrigley Field. Looking back, I regret not running up to the upper concourse the get some overalls of the stadium but after missing two big plays in the first quarter (a big reception from Jackson Anthrop due to an EMS worker walking past then stopping right in front of me and the other because I was too busy trying to change positions and got stuck behind a tv camera while changing positions as Purdue scored their first touchdown) I made the choice to stick on the field. The biggest obstacle yesterday was the limited space on the sidelines. While we had the entire west sideline to photograph from as the teams were sharing the east sideline, both end zones had a small section (about a third the length) we were able to photograph from due to the field being gemmed on the baseball field. See some of the images below or catch the full galleries online; pregame features and game gallery.

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