Purdue 20, Illinois 17

Date - Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 41974

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 0 6 14 0 20
Illinois 0 3 7 7 17

Recap

Purdue 20, Illinois 17: Akeem Shavers rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Boilermakers kept their postseason bowl hopes alive with a victory over the struggling Fighting Illini.

With its second straight win, Purdue (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) needs to beat archrival Indiana at home next Saturday to secure bowl eligibility. Illinois (2-9, 0-7 Big Ten) lost its eighth straight game, and also lost three fumbles.

With the Boilermakers leading 13-10 late in the third quarter, Shavers scored on a 6-yard run to put Purdue up 10. Illinois would get within 20-17 with 3:28 left in the game, but the Boilermakers recovered the onside kick and then picked up a pair of first downs to seal the win.

Purdue's Robert Marve passed for 173 yards and had a 63-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Hunt, while Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 160 yards and ran for another 76, including a touchdown, for Illinois.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Purdue has won back-to-back Big Ten road games for the first time since 2007. ... Illinois has lost five straight years on Senior Day. ... Purdue has won seven of the last eight meetings.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 9:35
Purdue   FG  Illinois 0 - Purdue 3
2nd Quarter - 6:48
Illinois   FG  Illinois 3 - Purdue 3
2nd Quarter - 2:12
Purdue   FG  Illinois 3 - Purdue 6
3rd Quarter - 7:05
Purdue   TD  Illinois 3 - Purdue 13
3rd Quarter - 2:14
Illinois   TD  Illinois 10 - Purdue 13
3rd Quarter - 0:46
Purdue   TD  Illinois 10 - Purdue 20
4th Quarter - 3:29
Illinois   TD  Illinois 17 - Purdue 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Purdue Illinois
W/L 5 - 6 - 0 2 - 9 - 0
Conference 2 - 5 - 0 0 - 7 - 0

Team Stats

  Purdue Illinois
Score 20 17
First Downs 18 24
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-13
15%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 398 333
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-207 39-173
Average/Rush 5.6 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 19-28 22-38
Passing Yards 191 160
Average/Pass Play 6.4 3.9
Penalties-Yards 8-80 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 6-3
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 29:03 30:57

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (5 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Marve 18/26 173 1 0
R. Henry 1/2 18 0 0
Illinois (2 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 22/38 160 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 21 99 4.7 1
R. Bolden 7 93 13.3 0
B. Cottom 3 13 4.3 0
R. Henry 1 5 5.0 0
R. Marve 5 -3 -0.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Scheelhaase 20 76 3.8 1
J. Ferguson 10 43 4.3 0
D. Young 8 38 4.8 0
D. Ayoola 1 16 16.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Hunt 1 63 63.0 1
C. Wright 3 42 14.0 0
O. Ross 7 41 5.9 0
B. Cottom 1 19 19.0 0
R. Bolden 3 13 4.3 0
C. Torwudzo 1 7 7.0 0
J. Sinz 1 5 5.0 0
K. Freytag 1 1 1.0 0
A. Shavers 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Millines 6 57 9.5 0
J. Hardee 5 39 7.8 0
J. Ferguson 3 24 8.0 0
E. Viliunas 1 16 16.0 0
D. Young 2 15 7.5 0
M. Osei 2 10 5.0 0
S. Harris 1 1 1.0 0
R. Lankford 2 -2 -1.0 0