Oct. 14, 2006
Game captains were Jaycen Taylor and Terrell Vinson, joining season captains Mike Otto and Anthony Spencer.
The 55-yard reception by Andre Chattams in the first quarter was the longest reception of his career, surpassing his former best of 22 against Northwestern in 2005. The play was the fourth-longest play from scrimmage for Purdue this season.
Royce Adams' first-quarter interception was the first of the season for the freshman cornerback.
Greg Orton caught 13 passes for 144 yards, both career highs. His 13 receptions are the most by a Purdue receiver since Dorien Bryant caught 16 balls vs. Northwestern in 2005.
Orton is the fourth Purdue receiver to eclipse the 100-yard mark this season. Bryant had 154 yards vs. Indiana State; Dustin Keller had 148 yards vs. Ball State and 119 yards vs. Minnesota; and Selwyn Lymon had 238 yards vs. Notre Dame.
Bryant's five receptions give him 159 for his career, moving him into sole possession of ninth on the career receptions list. Next on the list is Brian Alford (1994-97) with 164.
Bryant also moved up on the career receiving yardage list, accumulating 57 yards on the afternoon to give him 2,089 for his career. That total moves Bryant to seventh on the list, with Bart Burrell (1977-80) next with 2,126.
Bryant had one kickoff return for 13 yards, moving him into seventh on the Purdue career kickoff return list with 965 yards. Next on the list is Lee Johnson (1995-98) with 991.
Curtis Painter completed passes to nine different receivers, the most receivers targeted this season. His career-high for receivers-with-receptions is 11 vs. Wisconsin in 2005.
Jake Standeford's 1-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the first scoring catch of his career.
Painter had career-bests in passing attempts, completions and yards, throwing 49 passes and completing 35 for 431 yards.
Painter's 431 yards passing mark the second time this season he has gone over the 400-yard mark. His effort vs. the Wildcats is the 6th-best passing game by a Purdue quarterback under Joe Tiller.
The Boilermakers gained 510 yards of total offense, the 34th time a Tiller-coached Purdue team surpassed the 500-yard plateau in a game.
The Boilermakers are now 8-2 vs. the Wildcats under head coach Joe Tiller.
Purdue is 21-19 under Tiller in games played in the month of October. The Boilermakers hold a record of 72-45 overall under Tiller, 45-30 vs. Big Ten Conference opponents, and 67-42 in day games.
The Boilermakers are 48-35 in televised games during the Tiller era, 37-15 when appearing on any of the ESPN channels. Purdue is 10-1 when appearing on ESPN-Plus (ESPN Regional).