Purdue takes on Indiana for the 117th time in series history.
Career: Purdue?s career leader with 46 field goals, 56 consecutive PAT?s (Oct. 31,1998-Jan. 1, 2000) and 269 points ... ranks third with .657 field goal percentage (46 of 70).
2000: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by media ? Academic All-District V and All-Big Ten ? was 12 of 17 on field goals (70.6 percent) and 45 of 47 on PAT?s (95.7 percent) ? 70.6 field goal percentage ranked fifth in Big Ten and is fifth on school season list ... 12 field goals are tied for eighth on school season list ? averaged 1.0 field goals per game to tie for seventh in Big Ten and tie for 46th nationally ? topped team in scoring for third straight year with 81 points (tied for 11th on school season list) ? average of 6.8 points per game ranked ninth in Big Ten ? had season-long 45-yard field goal vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 2 ? set school career record with his 37th field goal (a 35-yarder in the second quarter) vs. Kent State on Sept. 9 ? kicked game-winning 33-yard field with four seconds left vs. Michigan on Oct. 7 after missing potential game-winner from 32 yards with 2:11 remaining ? set school career points record at Michigan State on Nov. 11 ? punted in first five games, averaging 50.2 yards per punt with long of 63 yards at Notre Dame on Sept. 16 ? recorded four tackles.
1999: Academic All-District V and All-Big Ten ? set Purdue season record with 18 field goals ? previous standard was 16 by Rick Anderson in 1980 and by Dorsch in 1998 ? was 18 of 31 on field goals (58.1 percent) and 38 of 39 on PAT?s (97.4 percent) ? averaged 1.5 field goals per game to rank fourth in Big Ten ? was eighth nationally with average of 1.6 field goals during regular season ? led Purdue in scoring for second consecutive year with 92 points (fifth on school season list) ? average of 7.7 points per game ranked tied for fifth in Big Ten among kickers and tied for seventh among all players ? made 38 of 39 PAT?s ? made three field goals (26, 20, 47), including career-high-tying 47-yarder, vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 18 ? kicked another 47-yarder vs. Northwestern on Sept. 25 ? also kicked three field goals (40, 32, 22) at Ohio State on Oct. 9 ? named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after throwing 4-yard touchdown pass to Chris Randolph at Central Florida on Sept. 4 after 21-yard field goal attempt was blocked ? that play was recognized as the Compaq College Football Play of the Week.
1998: Purdue?s leading scorer with 96 points, which tied him for third on the school?s season list ... was 16 of 22 on field goals (72.7 percent) and 48 of 50 on extra-point attempts (96 percent) ... his 16 field goals tied the school season record ... kicked 37-yard field goal on first attempt of season at USC on Aug. 30 ... kicked three field goals (37, 40, 47 yards) at Notre Dame on Sept. 26 ... had three field goals (45, 44, 45 yards) at Wisconsin on Oct. 10 ... had three field goals (25, 26, 37) and four extra points vs. Kansas State in Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.
High School: Named USA Today first team All-USA as senior after making four of six field goal attempts, including 63-yarder (state of Montana record and fourth-longest in national high school annals) ... also made kicks of 54, 43 and 36 yards ... missed from 61 and 26 yards ... made 34 of 35 PAT kicks, including state-record 39 straight, dating to junior season ... 24 of 56 of his kickoffs went out of end zone, including six through the uprights ... topped state with 43.7-yard punting average ... for his career made 11 of 14 field goals of 40-plus yards and four of six field goals of 50-plus yards ... all-state receiver as senior after catching 48 passes for 678 yards with eight touchdowns ... team posted 8-4 record and advanced to state championship game ... shared time at quarterback as junior ... coach was Bill Walker ... also played baseball and basketball ... baseball team Most Valuable Player and basketball all-state selection as senior ... led state in rebounding his junior and senior seasons ... member of state championship basketball team his senior year.
Personal: Given name is Travis Edward Dorsch ... born Sept. 4, 1979 ... psychology major ... enjoys collecting sports memorabilia ... also pitches and plays first base for Purdue baseball team.
Field Goals: 3 three times, last vs. Central Michigan,
9/18/99 Field Goal Attempts: 4 twice, last at Ohio State, 10/9/99 Long Field Goal: 47 three times, last vs. Northwestern,
9/25/99 Long FG Attempt: 53 vs. Illinois, 10/24/98 Extra Points: 8 vs. Minnesota, 10/3/98 Extra Point Attempts: 8 vs. Minnesota, 10/3/98 Points: 16 vs. Central Michigan, 9/18/99