Oct. 8, 2011
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Purdue 45, Minnesota 17
Purdue is now 32-33-2 all-time against Minnesota, including a 20-5 mark in West Lafayette and a 18-5 mark at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Head Coach Danny Hope now owns a career record of 47-39, including an 12-17 mark at Purdue.
Purdue's offense had 372 yards of total offense, gaining 217 yards on the ground and 155 yards passing.
The Boilermakers are 9-1 under Hope when rushing for at least 200 yards, it was their third 200+-yard rushing effort of the season.
The Boilermaker defense held Minnesota to 213 yards (100 rush, 113 pass).
Purdue forced three turnovers, converting them into 14 points.
Purdue's offense played without a turnover for the second time this season.
The Boilermakers scored on their opening drive for the first time this season, it was the second time they scored the first points of the game this year.
Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve combined to hit 10 different receivers on the day. TerBush was 14-of-21 for 140 and a touchdown, while Marve was 4-of-6 for 15 yards and a score.
Ralph Bolden opened the game with his third touchdown of the season and 12th rushing score of his career (14th total). He finished with 33 yards on 12 carries.
Akeem Shavers scored a pair of touchdowns, including his first career receiving touchdown. He had 10 rushes for 52 yards and one catch for 10 yards.
Raheem Mostert scored his first career touchdown, rushing in from 25 yards out in the third quarter. He carried the ball three times for 31 yards on the day.
Akeem Hunt led the Boilermakers in rushing for the second straight game, running nine times for a career-high 60 yards (6.7 ypc).
O.J. Ross caught his first touchdown pass of the season en route to five catches for a career-high 63 yards. His top-two career receiving totals have both come against Minnesota.
Antavian Edison had at least four receptions for the third game this season, hauling in four passes for 38 yards.
Ricardo Allen returned an interception (his second of the year) 37 yards for a touchdown, tying the Purdue career record with his third return for a score.
Ryan Russell recovered his first two career fumbles, tying the Purdue record for fumble recoveries in a game.
Kawann Short had 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup.
Dwayne Beckford and Will Lucas paced the Purdue defense with eight tackles apiece.
Carson Wiggs matched the third longest field goal in school history, nailing a 53-yarder in the first quarter. He now owns the five longest field goals in the Purdue record book (59, 55, 53, 53, 52).
Cody Webster booted a season-long 66-yard punt, averaging 44.0 yards per punt.