Purdue vs. Marshall Game Notes
Purdue 51 - Marshall 41
Purdue is now 1-0 all-time against Marshall as Saturday was the first-ever matchup between the two schools.
Head coach Danny Hope is now 54-44 all-time, including a 19-22 mark at Purdue.
Ricardo Allen broke the Boilermakers' all-time record for interceptions returned for touchdowns, converting the fourth of his career and breaking a tie with Rod Woodson and Mike Rose.
Allen is tied for second in Big Ten history in interceptions returned for touchdowns, matching Indiana's Tim Wilbur (1978-82). He trails Wisconsin's Jamar Fletcher (1998-2000) for the all-time mark of five.
Gary Bush became the first Boilermaker to have at least three receiving touchdowns in a game since Taylor Stubblefield accomplished the feat against Indiana on Nov. 20, 2004.
The Boilermakers scored 50 points for the second straight game, following their 54-point effort against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15.
Purdue's offense amassed 447 yards, surpassing the 400-yard mark for the third time this season.
The Purdue defense held Marshall under 100 yards rushing, marking the third time they've accomplished the feat this season.
Purdue has scored 56 points on 11 takeaways this season, including 21 points on three today.
The Boilermakers did not convert in the red zone for the first times this season, going for it on fourth-and-four when a field goal would not help them in the fourth quarter and kneeling out the final possession of the game inside the Marshall 20-yard line.
Purdue also failed to convert on fourth down for the first time this season after marking a first down on their first five attempts.
Caleb TerBush completed his first nine passes en route to a career-high 294 yards on 27-of-37 passing. His four touchdown passes were also a career high.
Akeem Shavers punched in his third touchdown of the year, finishing with 25 carries for 73 yards.
Antavian Edison continued his receiving streak, catching a pass in his 25th straight game.
Edison finished with six grabs for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Gary Bush set career highs for receptions (7), receiving yards (83) and touchdowns (3).
O.J. Ross had a career-high nine receptions for 69 yards.
Josh Johnson scored his first career touchdown, returning an interception 74 yards for a score in the second quarter.
Ricardo Allen had eight tackles to lead the team in addition to his interception return for a touchdown.