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Vs.: Cooler special teams play, punt block or fake punt?

Tom Campbell

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Purdue's special teams has created some big plays this season.

That was kind of expected with coordinator Tony Levine, whose preparation and film study is legendary.

For the Boilermakers, Levine's magic showed up twice in a 23-13 loss to Northwestern last week: On a partial blocked punt by Anthony Mahoungou, who probably should have gotten it clean, and a throw by punter Joe Schopper that was completed for a first down.

It wasn't the first time this season Levine has dialed up a punt block or fake punt. But they're special in their own way, say Kyle Charters and Stacy Clardie in Vs.

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