Nov. 30, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Danny Etling threw for 485 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-36 loss to Indiana. Indiana's Tre Roberson connected for six touchdown passes, three to Shane Wynn, and the Hoosiers recaptured the Old Oaken Bucket on Saturday for the first time in three years.
The Hoosiers end the season with a record of 5-7 and 3-5 in conference play. Purdue dropped to 1-11 and 0-8 in the Big Ten.
Indiana took an early 14-0 edge, led 35-9 at halftime and never gave the Boilers a chance to come back.
Roberson made his fourth start of the season memorable.
He went 25 of 37 for 273 yards, rushed 21 times for a career-high 154 yards and converted 12 of 13 third-downs in the first three quarters.
With those sorts of numbers, Roberson had plenty of help. Wynn had 52 yards receiving on seven catches, including the three scores. Cody Latimer caught seven passes for 110 yards and a score, and Stephen Houston closed his college career with 17 carries for 120 yards and two TDs, including a 53-yard run on the game's fourth offensive play.
Houston got the scoring started by sprinting down the left sideline to make it 7-0. Roberson added to the problems with a 2-yard TD pass to make it 14-0, and even when Purdue got back into the game with a 1-yard TD pass from Danny Etling to Justin Sinz, the extra point was blocked.
After Houston scored on a 14-yard run and Paul Griggs made a 36-yard field goal to make it 21-9, Roberson hooked up with Wynn for a 4-yard TD pass, and Latimer scored on a 27-yard TD pass after wrestling the ball away from a Purdue defender, staying in bounds and diving inside the pylon with 44 seconds to go. That made it 35-9 at the half.
Indiana sealed the win when Ted Bolser caught a 2-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter, a catch that broke the school record for receptions by a tight end as he made it 49-9.