Postgame Notes

Nov. 18, 2006

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Purdue vs. Indiana

Purdue is 8-4 (5-3 Big Ten) and travels to Hawaii next Saturday, Nov. 28. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. HST (11:05 p.m. EST), and the game will be televised to a majority of the state of Indiana on WHMB in Indianapolis and WHME in South Bend.

Today's game captains for the Boilermakers were Cliff Avril and Dorien Bryant, joining season captains Mike Otto and Anthony Spencer.

Purdue is now 9-1 vs. Indiana during the Joe Tiller era, and 54-25-3 in Old Oaken Bucket games (beginning in 1925).

Mike Otto started his 48th consecutive game - all at left tackle - to tie the Purdue record for an offense or defensive player set by Gene Mruczkowski from 1999 to 2002. Travis Dorsch "started" 49 straight games as a kicker and/or punter from 1998 to 2001.

Kory Sheets' first-quarter blocked punt was the first blocked kick of his career and the Boilermakers' first blocked punt since Bernard Pollard vs. Akron on Sept. 10, 2005. On that play, Sheets recovered the ball for a touchdown.

The Boilermakers now have three blocked kicks this season. Along with Sheets, Anthony Spencer blocked a field goal vs. Miami (Ohio) and Alex Magee blocked a field goal vs. Minnesota.

Dorien Bryant moved into fourth place on the Purdue career receiving yards list, passing Vinny Sutherland. Bryant, who now has 2,435 yards, also ranks fourth with 189 receptions.

Curtis Painter moved into fifth place on the Purdue single-season passing list with 3,364 yards. The single-season record is 3,983 by Drew Brees in 1998.

George Hall recovered his first two fumbles of the season in the second quarter and the second and third of his career. His first was vs. Indiana on Nov. 20, 2004.

Dan Bick recovered his second fumble of the season and the second of his career in the second quarter.

Kory Sheets' two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his 24th career touchdown, tying him for 13th on the Purdue career list with Otis Armstrong (1970-72). Sheets has scored 21 times on the ground, twice on pass receptions and once on a recovered blocked punt.

Greg Orton caught six passes for 112 yards, surpassing the 100-yard mark for the second time this season. Orton gained 144 yards on 13 catches against Northwestern on Oct. 14 in Evanston.

Jaycen Taylor rushed for a season-high 94 yards, surpassing his previous high of 90 yards against vs. Minnesota (Sept. 23).

Today's crowd of 62,105 is a season high.




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