Boxscore
Purdue 20, Northwestern 17
Saturday, October 9, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 33847

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 0 10 3 7 20
Northwestern 7 3 7 0 17

Recap

Dan Dierking's seven-yard touchdown run with 3:54 left in the game gave Purdue a 20-17 win over No. 25 Northwestern in a Big Ten game on Saturday night.
 
Dierking's run capped a 14-play drive that covered 68 yards for the Boilermakers (3-2) and sent the Wildcats (5-1) to their first loss of the season.
 
Stefan Demos missed a 45-yard field goal with 1:01 left that would have tied the game. Purdue blocked a Demos field goal on Northwestern's previous possession that led to the Boilermakers' winning drive.
 
Rob Henry, making his first career start for Purdue, completed 6 of 18 passes for 47 yards, but ran for 135 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.
 
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa completed 30-of-41 passes for 303 yards.
 
Jacob Schmidt's two-yard run in the first quarter gave Northwestern the lead. Henry's 1-yard in the second quarter tied the game.
 
Carson Wiggs' 36-yard field goal put Purdue ahead. Demos' 46-yard field goal with 45 seconds left before the half made it 10-10.
 
Persa's 5-yard run gave Northwestern the lead early in the third quarter. Wiggs kicked a 40-yarder that cut the lead to 17-13 going into the fourth quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:57
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 7 - Purdue 0
2nd Quarter - 13:46
Purdue   TD  Northwestern 7 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 4:52
Purdue   FG  Northwestern 7 - Purdue 10
2nd Quarter - 0:41
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 10 - Purdue 10
3rd Quarter - 10:47
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 17 - Purdue 10
3rd Quarter - 3:56
Purdue   FG  Northwestern 17 - Purdue 13
4th Quarter - 3:54
Purdue   TD  Northwestern 17 - Purdue 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Purdue Northwestern
W/L 3 - 2 - 0 5 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Purdue Northwestern
Score 20 17
First Downs 13 23
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 285 389
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-238 42-84
Average/Rush 6.1 2.0
Passing
Comp-Att 6-18 30-41
Passing Yards 47 305
Average/Pass Play 2.6 6.6
Penalties-Yards 6-44 8-60
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:56 34:04

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Henry 6/18 47 0 1
Northwestern (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 30/41 305 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Henry 16 132 8.2 1
K. Carlos 7 64 9.1 0
D. Dierking 7 22 3.1 1
C. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
A. Edison 4 7 1.8 0
A. McBurse 1 3 3.0 0
J. Crank 2 1 0.5 0
O. Ross 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Schmidt 12 32 2.7 1
D. Persa 20 24 1.2 1
M. Trumpy 9 23 2.6 0
A. Smith 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Ross 2 18 9.0 0
J. Lindsay 1 15 15.0 0
G. Bush 1 9 9.0 0
K. Adams 1 4 4.0 0
A. Edison 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Ebert 11 124 11.3 0
D. Dunsmore 4 50 12.5 0
J. Schmidt 4 43 10.8 0
R. Lawrence 2 21 10.5 0
S. Stewart 2 20 10.0 0
M. Trumpy 2 18 9.0 0
D. Fields 2 15 7.5 0
C. Brown 3 14 4.7 0
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