Black Takes Spring Game 31-10

April 17, 2010

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Quarterbacks Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve combined to throw for 307 yards and three touchdowns for the Black team on Saturday as it defeated the Gold 31-10 in Purdue's annual Black & Gold Game.

TerBush completed 13-of-18 passes for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Marve was 11-of-22 for 160 and a score. Redshirt freshman signal caller Rob Henry was a combined 12-of-19 for 82 yards on the day as he played for both teams, and 7-of-12 for 45 yards at the helm of the Gold team.

The Black squad got a game-high six receptions for 136 from senior wide receiver Cortez Smith, the longest coming on a 75-yard scoring strike from Marve. Sophomore receiver Antavian Edison added three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown, and junior running back Sean Matti had two receptions for eight yards and a score.

Matti also led the Black with 27 rushing yards on five carries, while sophomore George Brigandi chipped in with 25 yards and a score on five attempts.

Senior Javeare White led all rushers with 37 yards on 11 carries, including a 15-yard burst early in the first quarter.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Kakpindi Jamiru led all tacklers with seven stops on the day, while junior linebacker Chris Carlino had seven tackles and sophomore safety Gavin Roberts had six for the Gold team. Freshman linebacker Will Lucas and sophomore tackle Kawann Short shared the lead for the Black team with six tackles apiece.

Short and sophomore linebacker Robert Maci each had two sacks for Black, which tallied eight on the day as a team. Sophomore defensive end Eric Mebane and redshirt freshman end Justin Kitchens both picked up sacks for the Gold.

Each team recorded an interception on Saturday, with junior defensive end Adam Brockman snaring one for the Black team and senior linebacker John Humphrey notching a pick for the Gold.

The Black team opened the scoring with a three-yard pass from TerBush to Matti. TerBush connected on a 32-yard pass to senior tight end Kyle Adams three plays before the score to set up the Black's red zone opportunity.

Following a three-and-out by the Gold team, Black took over and needed only two plays to find the end zone again, as Marve found Smith for 75 yards down the right sideline to give the Black a 14-10 advantage.

Brockman intercepted Henry on the next possession, setting up a 40-yard field goal by junior kicker Carson Wiggs to push Black's lead to 17-10.

Black struck first after halftime on a one-yard touchdown run by Brigandi midway through the third period. Black tacked on a late TD when TerBush found Edison at the goal line for a 10-yard score, making the score 31-10.

The Gold team was given a 10-0 lead to open the contest.

The Boilermakers will open the 2010 season on Sept. 4 at Notre Dame, and make their home debut a week later when they play host to Western Illinois.





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