Purdue is 3-0 and travels to Notre Dame next Saturday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised by NBC.
Dorien Bryant's second-quarter touchdown reception was the 10th of his career. He now is tied for 17th on the Purdue career list (also Rodney Dennis, 1989-92).
George Hall's second-quarter interception was the third of his career. His previous two were vs. Wisconsin and vs. Ohio State in 2004.
Bryant also moved up the school career receptions and receiving yards list. He now ranks ninth with 1,895 receiving yards and 11th with 145 receptions.
Dustin Keller set a career high with six receptions. He had his second 100-yard receiving game in as many weeks and the second of his career, ending the game with 119 yards.
Jaycen Taylor scored the first touchdown of his Purdue career with his 14-yard rush in the third quarter. Taylor added a touchdown reception of 18 yards in the fourth quarter.
Anthony Spencer came up with his second forced fumble of the season and the eighth of his career. He had three in both 2004 and 2005. Spencer's fumble recovery on the same play was the second of his career. He had one last season.
Spencer recorded two sacks vs. Minnesota, moving him up the career list to ninth with 15.5 career sacks. Spencer moved ahead of Chike Okeafor (15.0) and Frank Kmet (14.0) with the performance. Next on the list are Ray Edwards and Rob Ninkovich with 16.0 sacks.
The 93-yard scoring drive by Purdue in the fourth quarter (18-yard pass from Painter to Taylor) matches the longest scoring drive of the season. Purdue scored on a 93-yard drive in the second quarter vs. Ball State.
The Boilermakers now have a 46-14 record at home under Joe Tiller. They now are 39-5 against unranked opponents.
Purdue now is 59-14 against unranked opponents under Tiller.
The Boilermakers now sport a 29-8 record in games played during the month of September under Tiller.
Sept. 23, 2006