1996 Superlatives

Team Bests
Rush Attempts -- 62 vs. North Carolina State
Rushing Yards -- 374 vs. North Carolina State
Pass Attempts -- 58 vs. Wisconsin
Pass Completions -- 36 vs. Wisconsin
Passing Yards -- 35 s. Wisconsin
Punt Return Yards -- 57 vs. Ohio State
Kickoff Return Yards -- 154 vs. Indiana
Purdue's Record When...
Home    3-3
Road    0-5
Turf    0-3
Grass   3-5
Ahead at halftime:                           3-1
Behind at halftime:                          0-5
Ahead after the third quarter:               2-0
Behind after the third quarter:              0-8
Boilermakers score first:                    3-1
Opponent scores first:                       0-7
Largest halftime lead (28-6 vs. N.C. State):  22
Largest halftime deficit (28-0 vs. MSU & ND): 28
Rush for 150 yards or more:                  2-3
Pass for 150 yards or more:                  1-8
Total 400 yards or more:                     1-3
Opponent has less than 200 yards rushing:    3-4
Opponent has less than 200 yards passing:    0-5
Opponent has less than 400 total yards:      2-6
Less turnovers than opponent:                3-2
More turnovers than opponent:                0-6
Turnovers equal:                             --
Less penalty yardage than opponent:          1-3
More penalty yardage than opponent:          2-5
Leading in time of possession:               3-2
Leading in first downs:                      2-3
Hold opponent to 20 points or less:          1-1
Scoring 20 or more points:                   2-2
Games decided by 3 points or less:           1-1
Games decided by 10 points or less:          1-1
Games decided by 11-20 points:               0-3
Games decided by 21 points or more:          1-3

Here's how Purdue fared in 1996 when they took the ball inside the opponent's 20-yard line (20-35 for 57.1%).

Opponent            No. Scr  TDs  FGs
Michigan State      3    1   1    0
Notre Dame          1    0   0    0
West Virginia       1    1   1    0
North Carolina St.  9    6   6    0
Minnesota           3    3   2    1
Penn State          3    1   1    0
Ohio State          2    0   0    0
Wisconsin           5    4   3    1
Michigan            4    2   1    1
Northwestern        1    1   0    1
Indiana             3    1   0    1
Totals             35  20   15    5