Purdue recovered two onside kicks and Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown before halftime to give Purdue a big lead, and the Boilermakers held on to beat Western Michigan 37-32 Tuesday in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Career: Ranks first on Purdue career field goal percentage at .715 (37-51) and third with 37 field goals ... owns the top four longest field goals in school history (59, 55, 53 and 52).
2010: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... appeared in all 12 games ... made 15 of 19 field goals, including his final eight straight, with a long of 52 ... successfully converted all 27 PAT attempts ... averaged 65.2 yards on kickoffs, including 11 touchbacks, to help Purdue lead the Big Ten in kickoff coverage ... was 5 of 6 on field goal attempts of 40 or more yards ... also punted 22 times with an average of 36.4 yards per kick with a long of 59 and nine falling inside the opposition's 20-yardline ... booted a 49-yard field goal against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... went 3 for 3 on field goal attempts against Michigan on Nov. 13, including a long of 46 ... kicked a 52-yard field goal at No. 11 Michigan State on Nov. 20, fourth longest in school history.
2009: Lou Groza Award watch list (nation's outstanding kicker) ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... co-recipient of team's Most Valuable Player Award for special teams (also Robert Maci) ... appeared in all 12 games ... ranked sixth in Big Ten with 82 points (6.8 per game), tied for sixth with average of 1.17 field goal per game (also Nick Freeland of Indiana) and ninth with 66.7 field goal percentage ... made 14 of 21 field goal attempts ... connected on 40 of 41 PAT attempts ... averaged 63.4 yards on 63 kickoffs, including five touchbacks ... averaged 36.5 yards on four punts, including a touchback and a long of 51 yards ... broke own school record with 59-yard field goal vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... it marked the nation's longest field goal of the season ... named Star of the Week by Lou Groza Award and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking four field goals vs. Ohio State on Oct. 17 (27, 32, 49 and 55 yards).
2008: Appeared in all 12 games ... ranked second on team with 43 points ... made 8 of 11 field goal attempts ... connected on 19 of 21 PAT attempts ... averaged 58.6 yards on 41 kickoffs, including three touchbacks ... averaged 31.2 yards on six punts, including five inside the 20-yard line, one touchback and one fair catch ... made eight of last nine field goals ... made all six field goal attempts under 40 yards ... first successful field goal was school-record 53-yarder (since broken) at Ohio State on Oct. 11 ... made two field goals at Northwestern on Oct. 18 (20 and 37 yards), vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25 (31 and 40 yards) and vs. Indiana on Nov. 22 (24 and 38 yards).
High School: Ranked as No. 4 kicker nationally by ESPN.com and No. 11 by Rivals.com ... participated in Under Armour All-Star Game in January 2008 ... honorable mention all-state and first team all-district as both punter and kicker his senior season after averaging 37 yards per punt and making 8 of 13 field goals ... honorable mention academic all-state ... made a 46-yard field goal as junior ... made 15 of 23 field goals and 67 of 69 PAT attempts for career ... coach was David Fischer.
Personal: Given name is Carson Michael Wiggs ... born Feb. 20, 1990 ... building construction management technology major.