Nov. 19, 2011
Purdue 21, Iowa 31
Purdue falls to 45-34-3 all-time against Iowa and 26-12-1 in Ross-Ade Stadium against the Hawkeyes.
Head Coach Danny Hope drops to 49-43 in his career and 14-21 at Purdue (9-14 Big Ten).
The Boilermaker defense scored its second touchdown of the season as they covered up a fumble in the end zone in the second quarter to tie the score, 14-14. It was their first fumble recovery for a touchdown since Nov. 11, 2006 at Illinois (Alex Magee).
Purdue's defense recovered two of four Iowa fumbles.
The Purdue offense converted 9-of-17 third downs and a season-long 17-yard fourth-down conversion.
Robert Marve finished 7-of-18 for 95 yards and two interceptions.
Caleb TerBush was 10-of-16 for 86 yards and a touchdown
Ralph Bolden carried the ball 14 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. It was his fifth touchdown of the season and 16th career score (14 rushing).
Antavian Edison caught a pass in his 19th consecutive game, totaling a career-high nine receptions for 97 yards.
Gabe Holmes scored his first career touchdown, hauling in a 14-yard reception in the first quarter en route to two catches for 25 yards.
Dwayne Beckford finished with 10 tackles, including a sack and forced fumble in the Hawkeye end zone. It was his third-straight game with double-digit tackles and his fifth in the last six games.
Ricardo Allen had a career-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops which matches his career high.
Josh Johnson posted a new career-high 10 tackles.
Brandon Taylor recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the second quarter, his first career fumble recovery and touchdown.
Will Lucas had nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a fumble recovery. He also shared a sack with Beckford.