Purdue vs. Marshall Game Notes

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Sept. 29, 2012

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Purdue vs. Marshall Game Notes
Purdue 51 - Marshall 41

Historical

  • 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.

Team

  • 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.

Individual

  • 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.
  • Antoine Lewis had his first career interception.
  • Will Lucas had six tackles and a fumble recovery.
  • Kawann Short blocked his seven career kick (fifth field goal) and third of the season (two field goals). He also had a trio of tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
  • Paul Griggs converted his first career field goal attempt, scoring a 34-yarder in the third quarter.
  • Cody Webster averaged 40.3 yards per punt on a trio of attempts.