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Football 101: The screen package

Originally Published: October 7, 2004
By Bob Davie | Special to ESPN Insider

Purdue and its quarterback Kyle Orton have garnered a lot of attention over the past several weeks. Wins and gaudy offensive numbers will do that for a program. How gaudy? The Boilermakers currently lead the nation in total offense with 549.35 yards per game and are second in scoring at 47.25 points per game.

Since Joe Tiller's arrival in 1997, the Big Ten has been served a steady diet of his spread attack. Purdue's emphasis on the bubble and jailbreak screens has been especially effective. ...

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