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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Akeem Shavers and the Boilermakers head to iowa City this Saturday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Akeem Shavers and the Boilermakers head to iowa City this Saturday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 5, 2012

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Television This Week
BTN
Play-By-Play - Josh Lewin
Analyst - Chris Martin
Sideline - J Lehman

Radio This Week
Purdue Sports Properties
Play-By-Play - Tim Newton
Analyst - Pete Quinn
Sideline - Kelly Kitchel
Producer - Rob Blackman
Engineer - Alan Benjamin

Sirius - Channel 138 (Iowa Feed)
XM - Channel 198 (Iowa Feed)

Some Game Themes
The Boilermakers look to snap a five-game losing streak ... Purdue visits Kinnick Stadium for the first time since the 2008 season ... The Boilermakers will vie for their first victory at Kinnick Stadium in 20 years. Purdue's last win in Iowa City came in 1992 ... Robert Marve will get his third start of the season and his seventh at Purdue on Saturday ... Antavian Edison attempts to extend his streak to 31 consecutive games with a reception.

Purdue vs. Iowa Series Information
Series record: Purdue leads 45-34-3 (First meeting: 1910 / Last meeting: 2011)
Purdue points: 1,564
Iowa points: 1,356
Series record in West Lafayette: Purdue leads 27-14-1
In Ross-Ade Stadium: Purdue leads 26-12-1
Series record in Iowa City: Iowa leads 20-18-2
In Kinnick Stadium: Purdue leads 18-16-2
Games decided by 3 points or less: Iowa leads 4-3-3
Games decided by 7 points or less: Purdue leads 16-13-3
Longest Purdue win streak: 20 (1961-1980)
Longest Iowa win streak: 9 (1983-1991)
Current streak: Iowa has won the last two meetings
Largest Purdue victory: 58-13 in 1980
Largest Iowa victory: 40-3 in 1984
Last Purdue home victory: 2007
Last Purdue road victory: 1992
Last Iowa home victory: 2008
Last Iowa road victory: 2011

This Date in Boilermaker History
Purdue is 6-8 all-time on Nov. 10. On this date in 1979, the 14th-ranked Boilermakers kocked off 10th-ranked Michigan, 24-21, in Ross-Ade Stadium. Reserve running back Ben McCall started for the Boilermakers due to injury and rushed for 98 yards and a pair of scores on 24 carries against the Wolverines. The Purdue defense limited Michigan to merely 99 yards rushing, less than a third of Michigan's normal output that season, and 159 yards passing. Cornerback Bill Kay had three of Purdue's four interceptions on the day and recovered a fumble en route to Sports Illustrated National Player of the Week honors. The victory vaulted the Boilermakers to 12th in the AP poll, dropped Michigan to 13th and was the fifth of what would become a seven-game winning streak for Purdue that concluded with a 27-22 victory over Tennessee in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Head Coach Danny Hope
Head coach Danny Hope is in his fourth season at the helm of the Boilermaker program and his 10th overall at Purdue. He sports a 54-49 career record, including his first postseason victory in last season's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit.

Last Week's Quick Hits - vs. Penn State
Purdue scored on its opening drive for the fourth consecutive game ... With a 21-yard field goal by Sam McCartney, the Boilermakers became the first team to score in the first quarter against Penn State this season ... After opening the first half merely 1 for 11 on third downs, the Boilermakers converted on 6 of 10 tries in the second half ... Purdue lost a fumble for the first time since the Michigan game on Oct. 6 ... Robert Marve started in his first career Big Ten game, going 22 of 39 for 138 yards. It was the first start of a conference game for the sixth-year senior since facing N.C. State on Nov. 29, 2008 while at Miami ... Caleb TerBush completed 10 of 20 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown, and added 20 yards rushing on four carries ... Akeem Shavers broke his fourth run of more than 30 yards this season, sprinting 37 yards on a carry in the first quarter. He finished with seven carries for 57 yards ... Antavian Edison extended his receiving streak to 30 consecutive games with a reception. He tied a career high with nine receptions for 93 yards and his seventh touchdown of the season ... Dolapo Macarthy had at least five receptions for the third straight game, totaling five grabs for 37 yards ... Gary Bush hauled in a career-high nine passes for 47 yards ... Akeem Hunt amassed 183 all-purpose yards ... Rob Henry finished with a career-high five receptions for 54 yards ... Josh Johnson set a career-high with 10 solo tackles ... Ricardo Allen posted his second career sack and forced a fumble ... Joe Gilliam finished with a career-high seven stops, including six solo, and had a PBU ... Taylor Richards tied his career high with seven tackles.

Knocking Them Down
With a team-high nine PBUs this season, senior cornerback Josh Johnson has bumped his career total to 24 which is good enough for a tie for 14th all-time at Purdue. Steve Jackson's all-time high of 35 from 1987-90 appears to be safe, but there is plenty of time left for Johnson to move up higher on the list.
Career Pass Breakups at Purdue
9. Derrick Kelson (1986-89) - 27
Jamel Coleman (1994-96) - 27
11. Fred Cooper (1972-74) - 26
12. Steve deGrandmasion (1968-70) - 25
Sam Carter (1969, 1971) - 25
14. Derick Winston (1995-96) - 24
Josh Johnson (2009-) - 24

Going the Distance
Akeem Hunt's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Ohio State on Oct. 20 was the fifth of that distance in school history and the third return for a touchdown in Danny Hope's three-plus years as head coach.
100-Yard Kickoff Returns at Purdue
Jack Brown vs. Indiana 11/19/1938
Stan Brown vs. Indiana 11/21/1970
Jimmy Smith vs. Stanford 9/12/1981
Jerome Brooks at Notre Dame 10/2/2004
Akeem Hunt at Ohio State 10/20/2012

In the Hunt
Shifty sophomore Akeem Hunt has proven that he has the ability to hit a home run. This season alone, Hunt has scored on a 56-yard rush against Eastern Michigan, an 81-yard run against Wisconsin and a 100-yard kickoff return at Ohio State. In his two-year career, Hunt is averaging 8.7 yards per carry with four touchdowns and 11.2 yards per reception with one score. His 1,147 all-purpose yards is merely 244 away from cracking the all-time top 15 list for a season at Purdue.

Not Too Shabby for a Walk-On
Landon Feichter's four interceptions this season are the most by an individual at Purdue since Terrell Vinson picked off five passes in 2007. The school record for interceptions in a season is seven, shared by Phil Mateja (1952) and Bill Kay (1979).

Pick-Six
Ricardo Allen snapped the three-way tie for career interception returns for touchdowns record at Purdue he shared with Rod Woodson and Mike Rose with his fourth pick-six against Marshall on Sept. 29. Allen is now currently tied for second all-time in Big Ten Conference history with Indiana's Tim Wilbur (1978-82) and is one shy of equalling Wisconsin's Jamar Fletcher's league-high mark of five set from 1998-2000. The NCAA record is also five and shared by Tennessee's Jackie Walker (1969-71), San Jose State's Ken Thomas (1979-82), Cal's Deltha O'Neal 1996-99 and Oklahoma State's Darrent Williams (2001-04).

NCAA Career Leaderboard
Senior defensive tackle Kawann Short is sixth nationally amongst active FBS players in career tackles for loss (42.5) and tied for 18th in career sacks (16.5) ... Ricardo Allen's four career interception returns for touchdowns are tied for the most amongst active FBS players and his 205 interception return yards are 14th nationally ... Raheem Mostert is second among FBS players in kickoff return average at 31.4.

Still Breezing Along
With nine catches for 93 yards and a touchdown last weekend against Penn State, Antavian "Breeze" Edsion extended his streak to 30 consecutive games with at least one reception. During the streak, which dates to Oct. 9, 2010, Edison has caught 119 passes for 1,425 yards and 14 touchdowns. For the year, he leads Purdue with 47 catches for a team-high 525 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also cracked the top 20 in Purdue history with 15 career touchdowns (tied for 10th Steve Bryant, Chris Daniels and Tim Stratton) and 124 receptions (18th all-time). He needs merely 106 yards to make it on the top 20 list for career receiving yards.

Sack Men
Purdue's five sacks against Notre Dame on Sept. 8, equaled the season highs for each of the last four years. What's even more impressive about that figure is not how many, but whom Purdue has done it against.
Five Sacks in a Game the Last Five Years
2012 - at Notre Dame
2011 - vs. Ohio State
2010 - at Northwestern
2009 - vs. Ohio State and at Michigan
2008 - vs. Central Michigan

Speaking of Sacks
With a sack in the opener against Eastern Kentucky, a pair at Notre Dame on Sept. 8 and one against Marshall, Kawann Short's tally of 4.0 sacks for the year in merely nine games is already more than half of his single season high in his career (6.5 in 2011). Short enters the game against Iowa tied for ninth in the Big Ten Conference in sacks per game. His start has pushed him from a tie for 15th on the Purdue career list into sole possession of ninth. Even more impressive is the fact that of the eight players with more career sacks at Purdue than Short, only Jeff Zgonina (t4th, 29.5-151) and Craig Terrill (7th, 20.5-116) played on the interior of the defensive line. The six others are listed as defensive ends or linebackers.
Career Sacks at Purdue
6. Anthony Spencer (2003-06) - 21.0-147
7. Craig Terrill (2000-03) - 20.5-116
8. Jim Schwantz (1988-91) - 18.0-168
9. Kawann Short (2009-) - 16.5-83

Moving Up the Lists
Quarterback Caleb TerBush, who entered the season 19th in career passing touchdowns, has thrown 12 scoring passes in 2012 to push his all-time total to 25 and into a tie with Billy Dicken (1994-97) for 14th in school history. TerBush's 3,077 yards passing are 16th-most and his 283 career completions currently sit 14th at Purdue.

Going the Distance
Including three touchdown drives of 90 or more yards against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15, the Boilers have proven they can make the long march down the field to the end zone this season. With 31 touchdown drives in the books, Purdue has posted 18 scoring drives of 70 or more yards and is averaging 66.3 yards on TD drives in 2012.

Keeping It Clean
After finishing last season ranked 11th in the Big Ten in penalties, head coach Danny Hope made cleaning up the Boilermakers' act a priority. So far, so good. Last season Purdue averaged 7.4 penalties and 60.2 penalty yards per game. This season the Boilermakers are averaging 5.3 penalties and 44.1 penalty yards per game which is second in the Big Ten.

Two Bills
Including 392 yards on the ground against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15, Purdue is 12-1 during the last four seasons when rushing for 200 or more yards.
200-Yard Rushing Games Under Danny Hope
Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Toledo, W 52-31 -- 39-315, 4 TDs
Oct. 24, 2009 vs. Illinois, W 24-14 -- 39-220, 3 TDs
Sept. 11, 2010 vs. Western Illinois, W 31-21 -- 35-227, 3 TDs
Sept. 18, 2010 vs. Ball State, W 24-13 -- 46-203
Sept. 25, 2010 vs. Toledo, L 31-20 -- 43-220, 1 TD
Oct. 9, 2010 at Northwestern, W 20-17 -- 42-232, 2 TDs
Oct. 16, 2010 vs. Minnesota, W 28-17 -- 46-230, 3 TDs
Sept. 3, 2011 vs. Middle Tennessee, W 27-24 -- 46-200, 1 TD
Sept. 17, 2011 vs. Southeast Missouri, W 59-0 -- 53-393, 7 TDs
Oct. 8, 2011 vs. Minnesota, W 45-17 -- 47-217, 3 TDs
Nov. 26, 2011 at Indiana, W 33-25 -- 52-292, 2 TDs
Dec. 27, 2011 vs. Western Michigan -- 56-265, 1 TD
Sept. 15, 2012 vs. Eastern Michigan -- 42-392, 6 TDs

Making the Most of It
Despite being even on the turnover table this season (18 takeaways, 18 giveaways), the Boilermakers have made the most of quick change situations. Purdue is plus 31 in scoring off of turnovers, having scored nine touchdowns for 63 points on takeaways, while the defense has allowed only 32 points - three touchdowns (one missed extra point) and four field goals - after an offensive giveaway.

A Knack For It
All-America candidate Kawann Short blocked an extra point and a field goal in the opener against Eastern Kentucky, blocked a FG against Marshall and added yet another field goal block against Wisconsin to bring his career total to eight blocks (2 XPs, 6 FGs). Short, who helped Central High School in East Chicago, Ind., win an Indiana state basketball title his junior season and can still dunk at 315 pounds, snapped a three-way tie for the Purdue record he shared with Rosevelt Colvin and Bobby Iwuchukwu with his sixth career FG block against the Badgers.

Iron Men
The defensive side of the ball has seen tackle Kawann Short and cornerback Josh Johnson as a mainstays in the starting lineup. Short has started all 46 games in his Purdue career, and Johnson 32. Ricardo Allen saw his 31-game streak end at Ohio State on Oct. 20.