Boxscore
Purdue 31, Western Illinois 21
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 47301

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Western Illinois 7 0 0 14 21
Purdue 7 10 7 7 31

Recap

Dan Dierking rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns and Robert Marve completed 23-of-34 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown as Purdue won its home opener Saturday, 31-21 over Western Illinois.

Dierking scored on two short runs as the Boilermakers (1-1) scored 24 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to erase an early 7-0 deficit.

But the Boilermakers still struggled with Western Illinois, which outgained Purdue 406 yards to 402, including 25-of-38 passing for 286 yards from quarterback Matt Barr. Five Leatherneck players had more than 40 receiving yards.

Caulton Ray scored from the 1 to give Western Illinois an early 7-0 lead, but Purdue scored the next 24 to take command.

Marve threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Justin Siller to tie the score, then Dierking scored on runs from the 1 and the 5, and Carson Wiggs kicked a 36-yard field goal for a 24-7 lead.

Western’s Bryce Flowers pulled the Leathernecks (1-1) to 24-14 with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter, but Purdue’s Al-Terek McBurse answered with a 40-yard run less than a minute later.

Still, the Leathernecks continued to battle, with Barr directing an 82-yard drive to make it 31-21 on a 10-yard TD pass to Charles Chestnut.

Purdue will host Ball State on Saturday. Western Illinois hosts Sam Houston State.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:00
Western Illinois   TD  Purdue 0 - Western Illinois 7
1st Quarter - 7:48
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Western Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 0:18
Purdue   TD  Purdue 14 - Western Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 0:03
Purdue   FG  Purdue 17 - Western Illinois 7
3rd Quarter - 3:11
Purdue   TD  Purdue 24 - Western Illinois 7
4th Quarter - 4:31
Western Illinois   TD  Purdue 24 - Western Illinois 14
4th Quarter - 3:38
Purdue   TD  Purdue 31 - Western Illinois 14
4th Quarter - 1:22
Western Illinois   TD  Purdue 31 - Western Illinois 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Western Illinois Purdue
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Western Illinois Purdue
Score 21 31
First Downs 22 22
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
5-for-13
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 406 402
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-120 35-227
Average/Rush 3.3 6.5
Passing
Comp-Att 25-38 24-38
Passing Yards 286 175
Average/Pass Play 7.0 4.5
Penalties-Yards 6-60 7-75
Fumbles-Lost 0-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 34:33 25:27

PLAYER STATS

Western Illinois (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Purdue (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Marve 23/34 171 1 1
R. Henry 1/4 4 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Dierking 14 102 7.3 2
A. McBurse 5 81 16.2 1
R. Marve 6 21 3.5 0
R. Henry 5 19 3.8 0
J. Crank 3 4 1.3 0
A. Edison 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Smith 5 43 8.6 0
K. Smith 6 43 7.2 0
J. Siller 3 37 12.3 1
O. Ross 4 24 6.0 0
K. Adams 2 15 7.5 0
D. Dierking 1 5 5.0 0
J. Lindsay 1 5 5.0 0
A. Edison 1 4 4.0 0
A. McBurse 1 -1 -1.0 0
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