Boxscore
Penn State 23, Purdue 18
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 100820

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 3 3 6 6 18
Penn State 7 3 10 3 23

Recap


No. 25 Penn State survived an off day from its defense but stood up when it needed to most, outlasting Purdue 23-18 in Happy Valley.
 
The Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten), who entered ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense, forced three turnovers but allowed more than 10 points in a game for only the second time this season.
 
With Penn State leading 20-12 and driving for what appeared to be an insurance score, Matthew McGloin’s pass to the end zone was intercepted when the ball was kicked straight up in the air by defensive back Antoine Lewis.
 
Albert Evans collected the ricochet and returned it 55 yards, setting up Purdue (3-3, 1-1) for a potential tying score eight plays later when Akeem Shavers scored on a 1-yard plunge. However, Caleb TerBush was denied on the ensuing two-point conversion try.
 
Anthony Fera kicked his third field goal on the next possession to stretch the lead to 23-18 with 6:24 remaining.
 
Following a 69-yard punt that backed up Purdue against its own goal line, TerBush was intercepted by Nathan Stupar at the Boilermakers' 19 with two minutes remaining.
 
Led by Silas Redd, who finished with a game-high 131 yards on 28 carries, the Nittany Lions ran out the clock and gave legendary coach Joe Paterno his 407th career win.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 4:38
Penn State   TD  Penn State 7 - Purdue 0
1st Quarter - 1:39
Purdue   FG  Penn State 7 - Purdue 3
2nd Quarter - 4:36
Purdue   FG  Penn State 7 - Purdue 6
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Penn State   FG  Penn State 10 - Purdue 6
3rd Quarter - 5:57
Penn State   FG  Penn State 13 - Purdue 6
3rd Quarter - 4:02
Purdue   TD  Penn State 13 - Purdue 12
3rd Quarter - 2:37
Penn State   TD  Penn State 20 - Purdue 12
4th Quarter - 8:08
Purdue   TD  Penn State 20 - Purdue 18
4th Quarter - 6:24
Penn State   FG  Penn State 23 - Purdue 18
TEAMS

Team Records

  Purdue Penn State
W/L 3 - 3 - 0 6 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 3 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Purdue Penn State
Score 18 23
First Downs 15 21
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-14
29%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 344 367
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-162 48-182
Average/Rush 4.9 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 14-30 10-23
Passing Yards 182 185
Average/Pass Play 5.9 7.7
Penalties-Yards 6-33 5-43
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 26:09 33:51

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (3 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. TerBush 12/25 162 1 2
R. Marve 2/5 20 0 1
Penn State (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 8/17 145 0 1
R. Bolden 2/6 40 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Bolden 13 97 7.5 0
A. Shavers 13 54 4.2 1
C. TerBush 6 10 1.7 0
R. Pegram 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 28 131 4.7 1
C. Dukes 6 21 3.5 1
M. McGloin 3 16 5.3 0
R. Bolden 4 10 2.5 0
J. Suhey 1 3 3.0 0
S. Green 1 2 2.0 0
D. Smith 2 2 1.0 0
J. Brown 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Siller 5 67 13.4 0
A. Edison 3 46 15.3 0
W. Gravesande 2 26 13.0 0
R. Pegram 1 20 20.0 0
O. Ross 1 14 14.0 1
A. Shavers 1 7 7.0 0
R. Bolden 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Brown 4 86 21.5 0
B. Moseby-Felder 2 40 20.0 0
D. Smith 2 34 17.0 0
M. Zordich 1 16 16.0 0
J. Suhey 1 9 9.0 0
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