Purdue 48, Eastern Kentucky 6

Date - Saturday, September 1, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 40572

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Kentucky 0 6 0 0 6
Purdue 13 21 7 7 48

Recap


Purdue 48, Eastern Kentucky 6: Last-minute starter Robert Marve completed 31 of 38 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns as host Purdue opened its 125th season with an easy win over Eastern Kentucky, the preseason favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference.
 
Prior to the kickoff, Purdue announced that starting quarterback Caleb TerBush had been suspended one game for a violation of team rules.
 
A sixth-year senior, Marve tossed TD passes of 4 yards to Gary Bush and 13 yards to Antavian Edison to help the Boilermakers (1-0) build a 34-6 halftime lead.
 
Purdue also scored in the first half on Landon Feichter's 34-yard interception return, Kurt Freytag's 7-yard run and Akeem Shavers' 8-yard burst. Shavers paced the Boilermakers on the ground with 74 yards rushing on 11 carries.
 
Matt Denham's 30-yard TD run pulled Eastern Kentucky (0-1) within 20-6 with 11 minutes left in the half, but Purdue responded with 28 unanswered points to pull away. Marve fired an 8-yard TD strike to Gabe Holmes late in the third period.
 
Purdue coach Danny Hope defeated his alma mater in the first meeting between the schools.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Purdue also played without linebacker Dwayne Beckford, the Boilermakers' second-leading tackler last season. He was dismissed from the team after being charged with two counts of possession of paraphernalia and one count of possession of a synthetic drug earlier in the week. It was his fourth arrest in 14 months. ... The Boilermakers improved to 74-45-6 in openers following their eighth straight win. ... Denham, who was named to the preseason Walter Payton watch list, was held to 47 yards on 12 carries.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:43
Purdue   TD  Purdue 6 - Eastern Kentucky 0
1st Quarter - 7:51
Purdue   TD  Purdue 13 - Eastern Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 13:46
Purdue   TD  Purdue 20 - Eastern Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 11:17
Eastern Kentucky   TD  Purdue 20 - Eastern Kentucky 6
2nd Quarter - 4:26
Purdue   TD  Purdue 27 - Eastern Kentucky 6
2nd Quarter - 1:19
Purdue   TD  Purdue 34 - Eastern Kentucky 6
3rd Quarter - 2:59
Purdue   TD  Purdue 41 - Eastern Kentucky 6
4th Quarter - 1:54
Purdue   TD  Purdue 48 - Eastern Kentucky 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Kentucky Purdue
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Kentucky Purdue
Score 6 48
First Downs 10 33
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
12-for-15
80%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 190 547
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-105 40-175
Average/Rush 3.4 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 8-22 37-47
Passing Yards 85 372
Average/Pass Play 3.5 7.8
Penalties-Yards 5-45 3-15
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-3
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 23:49 36:11

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McClain 8/22 85 0 2
Purdue (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Marve 30/38 295 3 1
R. Henry 7/9 77 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Denham 12 47 3.9 1
J. McClain 10 33 3.3 0
Z. Foster 5 19 3.8 0
J. Glover 1 6 6.0 0
C. Watkins 2 2 1.0 0
C. Bailey 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 11 74 6.7 1
R. Mostert 5 36 7.2 0
A. Hunt 3 13 4.3 0
B. Cottom 3 12 4.0 0
R. Henry 5 11 2.2 0
D. Anthrop 2 11 5.5 0
R. Marve 7 9 1.3 0
K. Freytag 1 7 7.0 1
A. Edison 2 1 0.5 0
D. Jackson 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Bailey 5 60 12.0 0
T. Goard 1 16 16.0 0
M. Denham 2 9 4.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Ross 8 71 8.9 0
A. Edison 7 58 8.3 1
A. Hunt 1 46 46.0 0
G. Holmes 4 43 10.8 1
G. Bush 6 43 7.2 1
D. Macarthy 3 33 11.0 0
J. Sinz 2 27 13.5 1
C. Wright 2 17 8.5 0
C. Torwudzo 1 12 12.0 0
B. Cottom 1 10 10.0 0
A. Shavers 1 7 7.0 0
S. Mikesky 1 5 5.0 0