Boxscore
Purdue 45, Minnesota 17
Saturday, October 8, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 38207

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 0 3 7 7 17
Purdue 24 7 14 0 45

Recap


Purdue jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, coasting to a 45-17 win over Minnesota (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten) Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) won its Big Ten opener for the fourth time in six years.
 
The Golden Gophers began their day with a three-and-out and a shanked 26-yard punt. It got worse from there.
 
Purdue’s defense forced three first-quarter turnovers, including an interception returned for a touchdown. With help from good field position, Purdue was able to amass its large first-quarter lead with just 96 yards of offense.
 
Minnesota’s biggest highlight of the game was a 91-yard kick return for a touchdown by freshman Marcus Jones midway through the third quarter.
 
Minnesota’s struggling offense scored a fourth-quarter touchdown, but continued to be hampered by poor quarterback play. MarQueis Grey and Max Shortell combined to go 10-for-23 passing for just 113 yards and an interception. Grey did have a rushing touchdown.
 
Purdue’s Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve managed the game going 18-for-27 passing for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
 
Purdue continued its dominance in the second half, opening up its lead to 31 with a 12-play 86-yard drive capped off by Akeem Shavers' second touchdown of the game. At that point, midway through the third quarter, Minnesota had just 92 total yards of offense.
 
Purdue has now won 11 of the last 14 between the two. Minnesota has struggled in all facets in conference play, getting outscored 103-17 two games.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:10
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Minnesota 0
1st Quarter - 5:18
Purdue   FG  Purdue 10 - Minnesota 0
1st Quarter - 1:30
Purdue   TD  Purdue 17 - Minnesota 0
1st Quarter - 0:18
Purdue   TD  Purdue 24 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 4:08
Purdue   TD  Purdue 31 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 1:27
Minnesota   FG  Purdue 31 - Minnesota 3
3rd Quarter - 7:02
Purdue   TD  Purdue 38 - Minnesota 3
3rd Quarter - 0:56
Purdue   TD  Purdue 45 - Minnesota 3
3rd Quarter - 0:43
Minnesota   TD  Purdue 45 - Minnesota 10
4th Quarter - 7:55
Minnesota   TD  Purdue 45 - Minnesota 17
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Minnesota Purdue
Score 17 45
First Downs 11 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-12
33%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 213 372
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-100 47-217
Average/Rush 3.0 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 10-23 18-27
Passing Yards 113 155
Average/Pass Play 4.7 5.2
Penalties-Yards 6-74 7-62
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 26:03 33:57

PLAYER STATS

Minnesota (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gray 8/20 104 0 1
M. Shortell 2/3 9 0 0
Purdue (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. TerBush 14/21 140 1 0
R. Marve 4/6 15 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Bennett 15 53 3.5 0
D. Kirkwood 12 27 2.2 0
M. Gray 6 20 3.3 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Hunt 9 60 6.7 0
A. Shavers 10 52 5.2 1
R. Bolden 12 33 2.8 1
R. Mostert 3 31 10.3 1
R. Pegram 2 20 10.0 0
C. TerBush 6 17 2.8 0
A. Edison 2 11 5.5 0
K. Freytag 1 0 0.0 0
B. Cottom 1 0 0.0 0
R. Marve 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Jones 1 32 32.0 0
D. McKnight 3 25 8.3 0
M. Moulton 2 20 10.0 0
E. Lair 1 19 19.0 0
D. Bennett 1 8 8.0 0
B. Green 1 7 7.0 0
C. McGarry 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Ross 5 63 12.6 1
A. Edison 4 38 9.5 0
C. Wright 1 15 15.0 0
A. Shavers 1 10 10.0 1
J. Siller 2 8 4.0 0
R. Bolden 1 6 6.0 0
W. Gravesande 1 5 5.0 0
R. Pegram 1 4 4.0 0
G. Holmes 1 3 3.0 0
G. Bush 1 3 3.0 0
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