Postgame Notes

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Oct. 16, 2010

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Historical

  • Head coach Danny Hope improved to 44-21 all-time and 9-9 at Purdue with the win, including a 6-4 Big Ten mark.

  • The Boilermakers improve to 31-33-3 all-time against Minnesota, including a 19-5 record at home against the Golden Gophers.

  • Purdue improves to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, marking the Boilermakers' first 2-0 conference start since 2004, when they posted wins at Illinois and at Penn State.

Team

  • Purdue has rushed for over 100 yards in nine consecutive games this season, leaving them one game shy of a 10-game streak in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

  • The Boilermakers also posted their fifth straight 200-yard rushing effort, matching a five-game stretch in 1973, when the Boilermakers topped the mark against Duke (253), Illinois (280), Northwestern (224), Michigan State (216) and Iowa (461).

  • The Purdue defense has had at least five tackles for loss in all six games this season.

Individual

  • Freshman Rob Henry became the first Boilermaker to rush for at least three touchdowns in a game this season, carrying the ball 17 times for 57 yards and three scores. The last Boilermaker to rush for three scores in a game was Kory Sheets vs. Indiana, Nov. 22, 2008.

  • Henry completed 13-of-20 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown as well.

  • Henry also committed and forced a turnover on the same play, throwing an interception and then forcing the opponent to fumble the ball into the end zone to regain possession.

  • Senior Dan Dierking's 42-yard run in the first quarter was a career long. He finished with 12 carries for a career-high 126 yards, good for his second 100-yard game of the season.

  • Sophomore Antavian Edison set new career bests with five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. His 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter is a career long as well.

  • Ross hauled in a career-long catch of 51 yards from Henry in the second quarter en route to two receptions for a career high 60 yards. It marked Purdue's second-longest passing play of the season.

  • Senior Ryan Kerrigan had three tackles, including a tackle for loss, his 14th of the season and 45th of his career. He moves to seventh all-time at Purdue in the category, breaking a tie with Anthony Spencer (2003-06).

  • Junior Logan Link led the Purdue defense with seven tackles and an interception.

  • Junior Max Charlot grabbed his first career interception to end the first half.

  • Sophomore defensive tackle Kawann Short broke up a pass for the fifth straight game. He finished with four tackles, pushing his sack count to 3.5 for 13 yards.