Boxscore
Purdue 21, Illinois 14
Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 45146

Final Scoring Summary

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

Recap


Caleb TerBush threw two touchdown passes in a near-flawless first half performance, sparking Purdue to an impressive 21-14 upset of No. 21 Illinois on Saturday.
 
The junior quarterback dissected the Fighting Illini defense over the first 30 minutes, going 12-of-16 for 145 yards with a pair of short scoring passes as the Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) jumped out to a 21-0 advantage midway through the second quarter.
 
TerBush finished 16-of-25 for 178 yards as Purdue stayed with the running game for most of the second half.
 
TerBush, who has rotated with Robert Marve this season, played the entire game and appeared to stake his claim as a full-time starter.
 
Illinois (6-2, 2-2) was coming off a disappointing 17-7 home loss last weekend against Ohio State and struggled once again to mount consistent offense. The Boilermakers made a conscious effort to limit the amount of big plays A.J. Jenkins – the nation’s second-leading receiver – could create.
 
Jenkins finished with eight catches for 92 yards, 36 yards less than his season average.
 
Purdue, which was embarrassed 44-10 in the “Battle for the Cannon” rivalry game last year in Champaign, posted one of its best defensive performances of the year with four sacks. The Boilermakers had six sacks entering the game.
 
The defense’s bid for a shutout was thwarted midway through the fourth quarter on a 16-yard run by Jason Ford and a late 2-yard sneak by quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:25
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 11:41
Purdue   TD  Purdue 14 - Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 7:48
Purdue   TD  Purdue 21 - Illinois 0
4th Quarter - 8:12
Illinois   TD  Purdue 21 - Illinois 7
4th Quarter - 0:54
Illinois   TD  Purdue 21 - Illinois 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Illinois Purdue
W/L 6 - 2 - 0 4 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 2 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Illinois Purdue
Score 14 21
First Downs 21 15
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 366 304
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-121 42-126
Average/Rush 3.7 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 26-41 16-25
Passing Yards 245 178
Average/Pass Play 5.4 6.8
Penalties-Yards 8-50 6-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 31:47 28:13

PLAYER STATS

Illinois (6 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 22/35 217 0 0
R. O'Toole 4/5 28 0 1
Purdue (4 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. TerBush 16/25 178 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Ford 10 83 8.3 1
D. Young 7 32 4.6 0
N. Scheelhaase 13 16 1.2 1
T. Pollard 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 8 29 3.6 0
R. Bolden 12 28 2.3 0
R. Mostert 1 21 21.0 1
J. Crank 4 19 4.8 0
J. Siller 3 13 4.3 0
C. TerBush 10 12 1.2 0
A. Edison 2 4 2.0 0
R. Pegram 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 8 92 11.5 0
J. Ford 5 69 13.8 0
S. Harris 6 39 6.5 0
J. Davis 4 28 7.0 0
R. Lankford 1 13 13.0 0
T. Pollard 1 2 2.0 0
E. Wilson 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Ross 3 45 15.0 0
J. Siller 3 45 15.0 1
A. Edison 3 33 11.0 0
G. Holmes 2 25 12.5 0
C. Wright 1 16 16.0 0
G. Bush 2 10 5.0 0
J. Crank 1 4 4.0 1
R. Bolden 1 0 0.0 0
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