Offense Dominates Defense in Jersey Scrimmage

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Rob Henry completed 12 of 17 passes for 127 yards on Saturday afternoon.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Rob Henry completed 12 of 17 passes for 127 yards on Saturday afternoon.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Aug 17, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The offense dominated the defense with a 77-43 win on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The offense will retain the black jerseys until the next Jersey Scrimmage in the spring.

The Boilermakers battled in front of hundreds of fans on the sunny afternoon. The offense controlled the ball throughout the scrimmage and had just one turnover. Rob Henry went 12-17 passing for 127 yards while Austin Appleby was 7-11 for 120 yards including an 82-yard touchdown strike to freshman DeAngelo Yancey.

Brandon Cottom led the ground attack with nine carries for 44 yards. A handful of freshmen also had solid performances carrying the football. Keyante Green rushed nine times for 40 yards while Dalyn Dawkins flashed his elusiveness with eight carries for 35 yards and two touchdowns. Dawkins scored from five and nine yards out. B.J. Knauf carried the ball four times for 30 yards including a five yard touchdown run.

Justin Sinz hauled in five passes to lead the way. He totaled 28 yards on the day with a long of eight yards. Dawkins also did a nice job catching the ball out the backfield and had four catches for 35 yards. Yancey had the biggest play of the afternoon catching the 82-yard touchdown pass from Appleby. Yancey finished with two catches for 87 yards and the score.

The kicking game was solid all afternoon. Paul Griggs and Sam McCartney split time with each making all three of their extra point tries. McCartney was perfect on field goals going 2-2 with a pair of 40-yarders. Griggs was 1-2 after converting a 53-yard try on the opening drive before later missing just left from 52-yards out.

Defensively, Jalani Phillips and Jimmy Herman led the way with eight tackles each. Phillips also had five tackles for loss including four sacks totaling 27 yards. The defense came up with nine sacks on the afternoon. Will Lucas made seven stops and forced the only turnover of the scrimmage. He stripped Robert Gregory and then recovered the fumble for the defense.

The Boilermakers concluded fall camp with the scrimmage. The team now enters game preparation and all practices will be closed. The Purdue football team and the athletics department thank all of the fans who made it out to watch the Boilermakers during fall camp and look forward to seeing them again once the season begins on Aug. 31 at Cincinnati.