Purdue 51, Marshall 41

Date - Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:15 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 45481

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Marshall 7 7 14 13 41
Purdue 14 28 3 6 51

Recap


Purdue 51, Marshall 41:
Caleb TerBush threw four touchdown passes - three to Gary Bush - and the host Boilermakers' defense returned two interceptions for scores to stop the high-powered Thundering Herd.

Ricardo Allen (39-yard return) and Josh Johnson (74) picked off passes and scored 1:42 apart in the second quarter to cap a string of 28 unanswered points and give Purdue (3-1) a 42-14 lead at halftime.

Marshall's Rakeem Cato, who recorded his third 400-yard passing game of the season, was 45-of-68 for 439 yards with five touchdowns - three to Gator Hoskins - and three interceptions. Sophomore Tommy Shuler had a school-record 19 receptions for 200 yards for Marshall (2-3).

TerBush finished 27 of 37 passing for 294 yards while Antavian Edison had a touchdown catch and extended his streak of games with a reception to 25. Akeem Shavers added a rushing score as the Boilermakers shredded a Thundering Herd defense which entered the game third-worst among FBS teams in allowing 42.8 points per game.

Hoskins' third touchdown catch of the game - a 1-yarder with 12:53 left - cut Purdue's lead to 45-35. The Boilermakers responded with a 13-play, 78-yard drive, capped by Bush's 7-yard touchdown catch with 6:38 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marshall coach John Holliday suffered a cut on his face when he collided with an official and an assistant coach while running down the sideline. Holliday was encouraging Derek Mitchell during his 35-yard return of a blocked punt, which brought the Thundering Herd to within 42-28 with 6:09 left in the third quarter. ... Purdue senior DT Kawann Short tied a school record with his fifth career blocked field goal. ... Allen has four interception returns for a touchdown in his career.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:26
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Marshall 0
1st Quarter - 6:27
Marshall   TD  Purdue 7 - Marshall 7
1st Quarter - 5:45
Purdue   TD  Purdue 14 - Marshall 7
2nd Quarter - 14:13
Marshall   TD  Purdue 14 - Marshall 14
2nd Quarter - 9:30
Purdue   TD  Purdue 21 - Marshall 14
2nd Quarter - 7:26
Purdue   TD  Purdue 28 - Marshall 14
2nd Quarter - 6:16
Purdue   TD  Purdue 35 - Marshall 14
2nd Quarter - 4:34
Purdue   TD  Purdue 42 - Marshall 14
3rd Quarter - 10:03
Marshall   TD  Purdue 42 - Marshall 21
3rd Quarter - 6:09
Marshall   TD  Purdue 42 - Marshall 28
3rd Quarter - 0:29
Purdue   FG  Purdue 45 - Marshall 28
4th Quarter - 12:53
Marshall   TD  Purdue 45 - Marshall 35
4th Quarter - 6:38
Purdue   TD  Purdue 51 - Marshall 35
4th Quarter - 3:46
Marshall   TD  Purdue 51 - Marshall 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  Marshall Purdue
W/L 2 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Marshall Purdue
Score 41 51
First Downs 31 25
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-18
50%
10-for-18
56%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 534 443
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 23-95 53-149
Average/Rush 4.1 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 45-68 27-37
Passing Yards 439 294
Average/Pass Play 6.3 7.7
Penalties-Yards 8-82 9-80
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 24:53 35:07

PLAYER STATS

Marshall (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Cato 45/68 439 5 3
Purdue (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. TerBush 27/37 294 4 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Grooms 8 53 6.6 0
S. Butler 8 26 3.2 0
R. Watson 3 12 4.0 0
R. Cato 4 4 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 25 73 2.9 1
A. Hunt 7 31 4.4 0
C. TerBush 8 16 2.0 0
B. Cottom 2 16 8.0 0
A. Edison 3 10 3.3 0
R. Mostert 4 6 1.5 0
R. Henry 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Shuler 19 200 10.5 0
A. Wilson 7 53 7.6 1
G. Hoskins 4 42 10.5 3
A. Dobson 3 42 14.0 0
C. Wilkins 3 29 9.7 1
R. Watson 2 20 10.0 0
D. Evans 1 19 19.0 0
D. Allen 2 16 8.0 0
E. Frohnapfel 2 12 6.0 0
A. Snipes-Booker 1 4 4.0 0
K. Grooms 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Edison 6 99 16.5 1
G. Bush 7 83 11.9 3
O. Ross 9 69 7.7 0
C. Wright 1 21 21.0 0
A. Hunt 2 16 8.0 0
G. Holmes 1 4 4.0 0
D. Macarthy 1 2 2.0 0