Postgame Notes

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Oct. 8, 2011

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Purdue 45, Minnesota 17

Historical

  • 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.
  • Team

  • 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.
  • Individual

  • 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.

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