Boxscore
Minnesota 44, Purdue 28
Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 41062

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 7 0 14 7 28
Minnesota 14 20 10 0 44

Recap


Minnesota 44, Purdue 28:
Freshman Phillip Nelson passed for 246 yards and three touchdowns as the host Golden Gophers snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the slumping Boilermakers.

Minnesota (5-3, 1-3), which had not scored more than 13 points in any of its previous three Big Ten games, led 34-7 at halftime and scored 44 consecutive points. The 44 points were the most the Golden Gophers scored in regulation in a Big Ten game since 2006.

Purdue (3-5, 0-4), which has lost four consecutive games, took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard pass from Caleb TerBush to running back Brandon Cottom with 11:28 remaining in the first quarter. But Minnesota answered quickly with a 34-yard touchdown from Nelson to junior wide receiver Derrick Engel, setting off the 44-0 scoring blitz by the Gophers that also included two more touchdown passes from Nelson, both to junior wide receiver A.J. Barker covering 38 and 63 yards.

Defensive back Michael Carter added a 43-yard interception return off TerBush's pass for another touchdown, Rodrick Williams Jr. had a 4-yard touchdown run and Jordan Wettstein added field goals of 40, 35 and 44 yards to complete Minnesota's scoring.

Backup quarterback Robert Marve threw a pair of second half touchdowns for Purdue.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota, which committed nine turnovers in its first three Big Ten games while forcing none, finished with zero turnovers while forcing one. ... Senior MarQueis Gray, who began the year as Minnesota's starting quarterback before being sidelined with an ankle injury, started the game at wide receiver and caught four passes for 53 yards. ... Purdue wide receiver Antavian Edison caught a pass in his 29th straight game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:28
Purdue   TD  Minnesota 0 - Purdue 7
1st Quarter - 6:06
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 7 - Purdue 7
1st Quarter - 2:43
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 14 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 14:11
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 21 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 10:34
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 28 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 5:48
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 31 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 34 - Purdue 7
3rd Quarter - 14:03
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 41 - Purdue 7
3rd Quarter - 11:20
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 44 - Purdue 7
3rd Quarter - 7:39
Purdue   TD  Minnesota 44 - Purdue 14
3rd Quarter - 1:19
Purdue   TD  Minnesota 44 - Purdue 21
4th Quarter - 2:57
Purdue   TD  Minnesota 44 - Purdue 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Purdue Minnesota
W/L 3 - 5 - 0 5 - 3 - 0
Conference 0 - 4 - 0 1 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Purdue Minnesota
Score 28 44
First Downs 21 20
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-18
50%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 381 458
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-183 41-212
Average/Rush 5.4 5.2
Passing
Comp-Att 21-43 15-22
Passing Yards 198 246
Average/Pass Play 4.3 11.2
Penalties-Yards 8-64 8-51
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:13 29:47

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (3 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Marve 11/19 97 2 0
R. Henry 5/6 52 1 0
C. TerBush 5/18 49 1 1
Minnesota (5 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Nelson 15/22 246 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 11 78 7.1 0
A. Hunt 6 56 9.3 0
R. Bolden 6 38 6.3 0
R. Henry 6 17 2.8 0
C. TerBush 5 -6 -1.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Kirkwood 22 134 6.1 0
R. Williams Jr 9 43 4.8 1
P. Nelson 9 37 4.1 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Macarthy 5 53 10.6 1
A. Edison 5 51 10.2 1
D. Anthrop 1 25 25.0 1
C. Wright 2 19 9.5 0
G. Holmes 2 13 6.5 0
A. Shavers 1 12 12.0 0
R. Henry 1 11 11.0 0
G. Bush 1 10 10.0 0
A. Hunt 2 3 1.5 0
B. Cottom 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Barker 5 135 27.0 2
M. Gray 4 53 13.2 0
D. Engel 1 34 34.0 1
K. Maye 2 15 7.5 0
I. Fruechte 2 7 3.5 0
J. Rabe 1 2 2.0 0
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