Purdue vs. Hawaii

Nov. 26, 2006

Recap |  Final Stats

Purdue (8-5) is next on the gridiron well it travels to Orlando, Fla., for the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29. Purdue's opponent will be a yet-to-be-determined team from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Game captains were Cliff Avril and Robbie Powell, joining season captains Mike Otto and Anthony Spencer.

Purdue was held scoreless in the first half for just the second time this season in 13 games. Only Penn State had held the Boilermakers off the scoreboard for the opening 30 minutes prior to the Hawaii game.

The Boilermakers scored 35 points in the second half, the most by Purdue in a half this season. The previous best was a 34-point second half against Indiana State in the season opener (Sept. 2).

The Boilermakers started six defensive backs against the Warriors, running a 3-2-6 defensive set. Keith Smith and David Pender made their first career starts in the Purdue defensive backfield.

Anthony Spencer forced a fumble during Hawaii's opening drive of the second half, the fifth forced fumble of the season by the Purdue defensive end. The force was the 11th of Spencer's career.

Justin Scott's interception in the third quarter was his team-leading third of the season. Scott is the only Boilermaker with more than one pick this season.

Desmond Tardy's touchdown pass to Kyle Adams was the first scoring toss of Tardy's career and the first touchdown reception of Adams' career.

The Tardy-to-Adams touchdown pass was the first thrown by a non-quarterback for Purdue since Montrell Lowe (RB) threw a 31-yard score to Brandon Hance (QB) at Minnesota, Sept. 29, 2001.



The Boilermakers' pair of touchdowns in the third quarter came 1:02 apart, the quickest back-to-back scores for Purdue this season. Purdue had scored a touchdown and a safety 1:32 apart in the season opener against Indiana State, Sept. 2. The quickest back-to-back touchdowns of the season prior to the pair vs. Hawaii came against Illinois (Nov. 11), 2:06 apart in the third quarter.

Curtis Painter connected on four touchdown passes, a career best. His previous best was three against Ball State earlier this season (Sept. 16).

Painter's four touchdown passes marked his first multi-touchdown passing performance since connecting on two scores against Michigan State, Nov. 4.

Painter completed passes to nine different receivers, tying a season-high vs. Northwestern, Oct. 14.


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