Purdue pulls Painter in fourth quarter


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Purdue has switched quarterbacks in the fourth quarter of its matchup with Penn State (the Boilermakers are down 20-6), pulling record-setter Curtis Painter in favor of Joey Elliott. Head coach Joe Tiller threatened to make this move two weeks ago against Central Michigan before Painter responded nicely in a victory.

It has been a bad year for senior quarterbacks around the country -- Todd Boeckman, Nate Longshore, Sean Glennon -- and Painter is the latest name added to the list. His numbers are extremely impressive, but Painter continues to struggle against the Big Ten's top four teams (0-7 record against Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State).

Painter completed 12 of 22 passes for 112 yards and an interception before getting the hook today. He has started 37 consecutive games.