2011 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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2011 Purdue Boilermakers football
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division Leaders Division
2011 record 7–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Danny Hope (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Gary Nord (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Gary Emanuel (2nd season)
Base defense 4–3
Captain Chris Carlino
Captain Rob Henry
Captain Dennis Kelly
Captain Kawann Short
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 62,500)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends Division
No. 11 Michigan State x   7 1         11 3  
No. 12 Michigan %   6 2         11 2  
No. 24 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 7  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Leaders Division
No. 10 Wisconsin xy$   6 2         11 3  
Penn State x   6 2         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Ohio State   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         7 6  
Indiana   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Under third-year head coach Danny Hope, Purdue compiled a record of 7–6 and finished in third place in the newly formed Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference. They played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana and are members of the Big Ten Conference. Highlights of Purdue's 2011 season included a 21–14 victory over #21 Illinois, a 26–23 overtime victory over Ohio State, and the first bowl game since 2007. Purdue's season ended with a 37–32 victory against Western Michigan in the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

The Special teams unit for the 2011 season was a key factor in many of the Boilermakers games as they averaged a school-record 28.7 yards per kick-off return.[1] The team title was the first since the 1954 Boilermakers led the NCAA in any yardage category for an entire season, and is merely the third team title in school history (also passing defense in 1941). True freshman Raheem Mostert was a key contributor, as he averaged 33.5 yards a return,[2] capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the bowl game. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return.[3]

Before the season[edit]

The Boilermakers are looking to improve on a 4–8 record (2–6 in conference play) in 2010, in which they finished 9th in the Big Ten conference. The offense will be aided by the return of junior running back, Ralph Bolden, who is returning from a torn ACL but led the team in rushing yards back in 2009. Their running back depth will be tested, as the running back with the most amount of yards who was still had eligibility remaining, Al-Terek McBurse transferred out of Purdue. Rob Henry was named the starting quarterback in the preseason, but tore his ACL on August 23, and will miss the entire 2011 season. The quarterback play will be split between Robert Marve and Caleb TerBush. The receiving core returns its 2010 leader in touchdowns, Antavian Edison, as well as O. J. Ross who saw significant playing time during the 2010 season as a true freshman. On the defense the departure of Ryan Kerrigan, who was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, will be a tough hole to fill, but will be aided by the return of Kawann Short, the team's top returning sack man. The linebacking group returns all three starters from a season ago, which includes 2 of the teams top 3 tacklers in 2010, Dwayne Beckford and Joe Holland. The secondary also returns all its starters, led by 2010 leading tackler, Logan Link and Ricardo Allen. The Boilermakers are looking to return to a bowl game for the first time since 2007.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Sterling Carter
TE
Wilmington, California Los Angeles Harbor College 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Dec 14, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Brandon Cottom
ATH
Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Council Rock H.S. North 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 4.8 Jun 14, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Doug Gentry
RB
Mexia, Texas Mexia H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Nov 25, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Akeem Hunt
RB
Covington, Georgia Newton H.S. 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) 173.5 lb (78.7 kg) 4.53 Nov 12, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Kaulana Judd
LB
Fullerton, California Fullerton College 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Feb 2, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: –
Robert Kugler
TE
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania North Allegheny Senior H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 237.5 lb (107.7 kg) 4.825 May 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Shane Mikesky
WR
Zionsville, Indiana Zionsville Community H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Raheem Mostert
S/WR
New Smyrna Beach, Florida New Smyrna Beach H.S. 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jan 25, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Jalani Phillips
LB
Warner Robins, Georgia Houston County H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Feb 2, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 45
Taylor Richards
DB
Lake Mary, Florida Lake Mary H.S. 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jul 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Michael Rouse III
DT
Flossmoor, Illinois Homewood-Flossmoor H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 307.5 lb (139.5 kg) Jun 17, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Akeem Shavers
RB
Tyler, Texas Tyler J.C. 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Dec 6, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Armstead Williams
LB
Monroeville, Pennsylvania Gateway H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207.5 lb (94.1 kg) 4.65 Jan 11, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Frankie Williams
ATH/WR
Tampa, Florida Thomas Richard Robinson H.S. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 22, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 77
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

[4]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 27–24   42,110
September 10 3:30 PM at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN L 22–24   25,317
September 17 12:00 PM Southeast Missouri State* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 59–0   46,116
October 1 8:00 PM Notre Dame* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Battle for the Shillelagh Trophy) ESPN L 10–38   61,555
October 8 12:00 PM Minnesota Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPN W 45–17   38,207
October 15 12:00 PM at No. 25 Penn State Beaver StadiumState College, PA BTN L 18–23   100,820
October 22 12:00 PM No. 21 Illinoisdagger Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Battle for the Purdue Cannon) ESPN2 W 21–14   45,146[5]
October 29 12:00 PM at No. 17 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN2 L 14–36   112,115
November 5 3:30 PM at No. 19 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC/ESPN2 L 17–62   80,566
November 12 12:00 PM Ohio State Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 26–23 OT  43,334[6]
November 19 12:00 PM Iowa Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN BTN L 21–31   44,017
November 26 3:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket Game) BTN W 33–25   42,005
December 27 4:30 PM vs. Western Michigan* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl) ESPN W 37–32   46,177
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

2011 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Justin Siller Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 3 Waynelle Gravesande Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 4 O. J. Ross So
WR 6 Gary Bush Redshirt.svg So
WR 8 Raheem Mostert Fr
QB 9 Robert Marve Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 10 Sean Robinson So
RB 11 Akeem Hunt Fr
WR 12 Tommie Thomas Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 13 Antavian Edison Jr
QB 14 Spencer Dawson Sr
QB 15 Rob Henry (C) Redshirt.svg So
WR 16 Dolapo McCarthy Fr
QB 17 Austin Parker Fr
WR 17 Charles Torwudzo Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 19 Caleb TerBush Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 20 Gavin Roberts Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 22 Sean Matti Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 23 Ralph Bolden Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 24 Akeem Shavers Jr
RB 25 Brandon Cottom Fr
WR 27 T. J. Barbarette Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 29 Doug Gentry Fr
RB 33 Reggie Pegram So
RB 39 Devin Hill Fr
FB 40 Derek Jackson Redshirt.svg Jr
FB 46 Kurt Freytag Redshirt.svg So
FB 48 Jared Crank Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 51 Justin Kitchens Redshirt.svg So
C 52 Henry Lorenzen Redshirt.svg So
OG 53 Dan Barry Sr
OT 54 Jack DeBoef Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 56 Eric McDaniel Redshirt.svg So
C 59 Cody Davis Redshirt.svg So
OT 60 Chuck Ayres Fr
OT 62 Nick Mondek Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 63 James Shepherd Redshirt.svg Sr
C 65 Austen Moret Sr
C 67 Peters Drey Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 68 Dennis Kelly (C) Sr
OG 73 Ken Plue (I) Sr
OG 74 Connor Snapp Redshirt.svg So
OT 75 Josh Davis Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 76 Rick Schmeig Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 77 Matt Huene Fr
OT 78 Trevor Foy Redshirt.svg So
WR 80 Zack Sigman Jr
TE 81 Sterling Carter Jr
TE 82 Crosby Wright Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 83 Kurt Lichtenberg Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 84 Justin Sinz Redshirt.svg So
T 85 Robert Kugler Fr
TE 86 Gabe Holmes So
WR 87 Shane Mikesky Fr
TE 88 Patrick Bade Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Normando Harris Redshirt.svg So
DE 2 Gerald Gooden Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 3 Dwayne Beckford Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 4 Taylor Richards Fr
LB 5 Antwon Higgs Jr
CB 6 Frankie Williams Fr
S 7 E. J. Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 11 DeVarro Graves Sr
CB 15 Charlton Williams Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 18 Nnamadi Ezenwa Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 21 Ricardo Allen Jr
S 22 Ishmael Aristide Redshirt.svg So
CB 26 Antoine Lewis Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 28 Josh Johnson Jr
S 29 Chris Quinn Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 30 Joe Holland Sr
LB 31 Armstead Williams Fr
S 32 Albert Evans Sr
S 34 Max Charlot Redshirt.svg Jr
S 35 Logan Link Sr
LB 36 Zack Heiniger Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 38 Mike Lee Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 39 Joe Gilliam Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 40 Collin Link Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 41 Sean Collins So
S 44 Landon Feichter Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 45 Will Lucas So
LB 47 Chris Carlino (C) Sr
DE 49 Adam Brockman Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 55 Brandon Taylor Redshirt.svg So
LB 57 Kaulana Judd Jr
LB 58 Robert Maci Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 60 Brad Niemeier Sr
DT 61 Ryan Isaac So
DT 70 LaSalle Cooks Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 80 Kingsley Ike Fr
DE 84 Eric Mebane Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 89 Jalani Phillips Fr
DT 90 Bruce Gaston Redshirt.svg So
DT 93 Kawann Short Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 95 Kevin Pamphile Redshirt.svg So
LB 96 Alan Chase Fr
DT 97 Michael Rouse III Fr
DE 99 Ryan Russell Redshirt.svg Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 31 Kevin Ballinger Sr
K 36 Robert Harris Redshirt.svg So
K 37 Carson Wiggs Sr
P 42 Cody Webster So
K 43 Sam McCartney Fr
LS 50 Jesse Schmitt Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Gary Nord (Offensive Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks)
  • Gary Emanuel (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Linemen)
  • J.B. Gibboney (Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Cornell Jackson (Running Backs)
  • Patrick Higgins (Wide Receivers)
  • Shawn Clark (Offensive Line)
  • Phil Elmassian (Inside Linebackers)
  • Lou Anarumo (Defensive Backs)
  • Don Landholm (Outside linebackers)
  • Kyle Smith (Graduate assistant)
  • Jules Montinar (Graduate assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 10, 2013

Depth chart[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Purdue Alma Mater
Danny Hope Head Coach 3rd Eastern Kentucky
Gary Nord Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 3rd Louisville
Gary Emanuel Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach 2nd Plymouth State
J.B. Gibboney Special Teams Coordinator 3rd Pittsburgh
Cornell Jackson Running Backs Coach 3rd Sterling College
Lou Anarumo Defensive Backs Coach 8th Wagner
Shawn Clark Offensive Line Coach 3rd Appalachian State
Donn Landholm Outside Linebackers Coach 3rd Wayne State
Phil Elmassian Inside Linebackers Coach 2nd (2nd stint) William & Mary
Patrick Higgins Wide Receivers Coach 1st William Penn

[9]

Game summaries[edit]

Middle Tennessee State[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0–0–0 First Meeting N/A
Middle Tennessee State at Purdue
1 234Total
Blue Raiders 7 7010 24
Boilermakers 3 7017 27

In the opening game of the season, Purdue hosted the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. It was the first time that the two universities have played each other in football.[10]

There was a great bit of uncertainty going into the game as Purdue was going into their first game without starting quarterback, and captain, Rob Henry, and backup quarterback Robert Marve was still not healthy from an ACL injury. This led to redshirt junior, Caleb TerBush making the first start of his career. TerBush had not played since 2009 when he was the backup to Joey Elliott, and he missed the 2010 season with academic problems.[11][12][13]

The Blue Raiders got off to an early lead when Logan Kilgore found Malcolm Beyah for a 26-yard touchdown pass. Carson Wiggs added a field goal as Purdue's response score to make it 7–3 at the end of the 1st quarter.

Purdue grabbed its first lead of the game when Caleb TerBush's rollout pass found Jared Crank for a 2-yard score. The touchdown pass was the first of TerBush's career. The Blue Raiders responded two possessions later, as Logan Kilgore's wide receiver screen pass to Sancho McDonald was taken 21-yards for a score after McDonald was able to dodge a defender. The first half ended with the Boilermakers trailing 14–10.

After no one scored in the 3rd quarter, Middle Tennessee St., opened up the 2nd half scoring with a 42-yard field goal by Alan Gendreau. Purdue responded with a 30-yard touchdown run by Akeem Shavers to tie the game at 17. The Blue Raiders responded quickly as they capped a 60-yard drive, with a 2-yard draw run by Benny Cunningham to reclaim the lead. Purdue was able to get another field goal as Carson Wiggs connected on a 47-yarder to make it 24–20 with 5:57 remaining in the game. The Boilermaker defense was able to force a punt, which allowed Purdue to get the ball back with 3:53 left in the game. TerBush led the Boilers down the field and eventually found Antavian Edison with a 35-yard crossing route to give Purdue the lead, 27–24 with 49 seconds remaining. The Blue Raiders drove the ball down to the Purdue 30-yard line, and took a shot with a deep pass. Kilgore's pass hit off the fingertips of Beyah and fell harmlessly out of bounds with 5 seconds remaining. The Blue Raiders then decided to go for the tie, but Gendreau's 47-yard attempt was blocked by Ricardo Allen as time expired.[14][15]

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Blue Raiders 7 7 01024
Boilermakers 3 7 01727

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: September 3
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 42,110
  • Referee: Scott McElwee
  • [1]
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Rice[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
2–1–0 1998 Purdue, 21–19
Purdue at Rice
1 234Total
Boilermakers 7 1023 22
Owls 3 1470 24

The Owls started the scoring in the first quarter with a 33-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. Purdue responded with an 80-yard drive, capped off with a 5-yard Caleb TerBush run, to give Purdue the lead. Rice responded with a 2-yard touchdown run by Turner Petersen to start the second quarter scoring. Carson Wiggs added a 28-yard field goal to make the score even at 10. After a quick 3 and out by Rice, Purdue scored on a 19-yard reception by Crosby Wright to regain the lead. Rice then scored on a 4-yard touchdown pass by Taylor McHargue to Luke Willson as time expired to tie the game at 17.

Rice received the ball to start the 2nd half, and scored on a 19-yard run by Sam McGuffie to finished off an 11-play, 80-yard drive, and gave the Owls' their first lead since the 1st quarter. Later in the quarter, Purdue had driven down to the Rice 1-yardline, but could not get the ball in the endzone and turn it over on downs. The first play after Rice took over, Purdue tackled Charles Ross in the endzone for a safety to make the score 24–19 in favor of Rice. Wiggs added a 27-yard field goal with 7:56 remaining in the game. Purdue's defense remained strong on the next 2 drives, forcing Rice to punt each time. The Boilermakers got the ball on their own 48 with 1:52 remaining, and three long runs by Ralph Bolden moved them inside the 20. With 31 seconds remaining, Purdue ran Akeem Shavers to center the ball in the middle of the field. This set up a 4 & 10 on the Rice 14-yard line. Without a timeout remaining, Purdue was able to run out the special teams unit and get set without any of the players being rushed. Rice's Justin Allen then blocked Wiggs' 31-yard field-goal attempt as time expired, to clinch a 24–22 victory over Purdue.

Purdue Boilermakers at Rice Owls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 7 10 2322
Owls 3 14 7024

at Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 10
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 25,317
  • Referee: Steve Barth
  • [2]
Game information

[16]

SE Missouri St.[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0–0–0 First Meeting N/A
SE Missouri St. at Purdue
1 234Total
Redhawks 0 000 0
Boilermakers 17 21714 59

In the first ever meeting between the Redhawks and the Boilermakers, the Boilermakers did not have much trouble as they were able to defeat the Redhawks 59–0. The Purdue offense came out with early struggles, as they punted on their first possession and lost an O.J. Ross fumble on their second. Their 3rd drive was better, as they got their scoring started with a 19-yard Carson Wiggs field goal. After that, the Boilermakers power run game took over as Akeem Shavers scored twice in the first quarter on runs of 8 and 1 yards, Ralph Bolden scored twice in the seconds quarter on runs of 1 and 6 yards, and Akeem Hunt had two more scores on runs of 13 and 3 yards in the 4th. The team also welcomed back Robert Marve, who was returning to action for the first time since the 4th game of 2010, when he left the game after tearing his ACL. Marve delivered a touchdown on his first drive as he threw a 5-yard score to Gary Bush. Antavian Edison also added a 15-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter, as the Purdue offense ran for 393 yards (A Danny Hope era high).[17]

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redhawks 0 0 000
Boilermakers 17 21 71459

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 46,116
  • Referee: Scott McElwee
  • [3]
Game information

Notre Dame[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
26–54–2 2010 Notre Dame, 23–12
Notre Dame at Purdue
(Shillelagh Trophy)
1 234Total
Fighting Irish 14 7143 38
Boilermakers 0 307 10
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Fighting Irish 14 7 14338
Boilermakers 0 3 0710

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 61,555
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • [4]
Game information

Minnesota[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
31–33–3 2010 Purdue, 28–17
Minnesota at Purdue
1 234Total
Golden Gophers 0 377 17
Boilermakers 24 7140 45
Minnesota Golden Gophers at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Gophers 0 3 7717
Boilermakers 24 7 14045

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 38,207
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • [5]
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Penn State[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
3–10–1 2008 Penn State, 6–20
Purdue at Penn State
1 234Total
Boilermakers 3 366 18
Nittany Lions 7 3103 23
Purdue Boilermakers at Penn State Nittany Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 3 3 6618
Nittany Lions 7 3 10323

at Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 100,820
  • Referee: D. Witvoet
  • [6]
Game information

Illinois[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
30–27–2 2010 Illinois, 44–10
Illinois at Purdue
(Purdue Cannon)
1 234Total
#23 Fighting Illini 0 0014 14
Boilermakers 7 1400 21
Illinois Fighting Illini at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
# 23 Fighting Illini 0 0 01414
Boilermakers 7 14 0021

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 61,555
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • [7]
Game information

Michigan[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
14–42–0 2010 Michigan, 27–16
Purdue at Michigan
1 234Total
Boilermakers 7 007 14
• #17 Wolverines 7 1577 36

Purdue scored its only points of the first half when Caleb TerBush threw a 48-yard TD pass to Gary Bush. Michigan dominated the game following the Purdue score. The Wolverines responded to Purdue's touchdown with a touchdown of their own, a 2-yard run by Denard Robinson, which was its fifth consecutive opening drive TD.[18] In the second quarter, Michigan scored a safety when Mike Martin tackled Caleb TerBush in the end zone. A few minutes later, Michigan's Brendan Gibbons kicked a 37-yard field goal. Michigan added more points with a 2-yard TD run by Fitzgerald Toussaint. The final score of the first half was a 22-yard Michigan field goal with no time left on the clock. After the intermission, Michigan scored the only points of the third quarter when Fitzgerald Toussaint scored his second TD of the game, this time on a 59-yard rush. The teams traded scores in the final quarter. First Michigan's Michael Shaw ran in a TD from 37 yards out, which was followed by Robert Marve throwing a 19-yard TD pass to O.J. Ross.[19] With the win, Michigan's record against Purdue improved to 43–14.[18]

Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Wolverines – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 7 0 0714
#17 Michigan 7 15 7736

at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 112,115
  • Referee: A. Kemp
  • [8]
Game information

Wisconsin[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
29–41–8 2010 Wisconsin, 34–13
Purdue at Wisconsin
1 234Total
Boilermakers 10 700 17
#19 Badgers 14 241410 62
Purdue Boilermakers at Wisconsin Badgers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 10 7 0017
#19 Badgers 14 24 141062

at Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 80,566
  • Referee: Scott McElwee
  • [9]
Game information

Ohio State[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
13–38–2 2010 Ohio State, 49–0
Ohio State at Purdue
1 234OTTotal
Buckeyes 0 7763 23
Boilermakers 10 7036 26
Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Buckeyes 0 7 76323
Boilermakers 10 7 03626

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 12:00 P.M. EDT
  • Game attendance: 43,334
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • [10]
Game information

Iowa[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
45–33–3 2008 Iowa, 22–17
Iowa at Purdue
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 14 737 31
Boilermakers 7 707 21
Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hawkeyes 14 7 3731
Boilermakers 7 7 0721

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 12:00 P.M. EDT
  • Game attendance: 40,106
  • Referee: John O'Neill
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Game information

Indiana[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result
70–37–6 2010 Indiana, 34–31
Purdue at Indiana
(Old Oaken Bucket)
1 234Total
Boilermakers 7 16010 33
Hoosiers 14 308 25
Purdue Boilermakers at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boilermakers 7 16 01033
Hoosiers 14 3 0825

at Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 42,005
  • Referee: Dennis Lipski
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Game information

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Purdue Opp
Scoring 350 349
  Points per Game 26.9 26.8
First Downs 267 285
  Rushing 127 123
  Passing 123 135
  Penalty 17 27
Total Offense 4,899 5,147
  Avg per Play 5.3 5.5
  Avg per Game 376.8 395.9
Fumbles-Lost 21-9 20-9
Penalties-Yards 96-782 71-641
  Avg per Game 60.2 49.3
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 68-2,756 66-2,598
  Avg per Punt 40.5 39.4
Time of Possession/Game 29:18 30:42
3rd Down Conversions 79 75
4th Down Conversions 4 11
Touchdowns Scored 42 43
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 19-25-53 15-21-52
PAT-Attempts 39-40 40-41
Attendance 316,574 360,823
  Games/Avg per Game 7/45,225 5/72,165

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Purdue 109 122 36 776 350
Opponents 88 97 79 823 349

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Ralph Bolden 12 148 710 36 674 4.6 6 39 56.2
Akeem Shavers 12 111 534 15 519 4.7 6 44 43.2
Akeem Hunt 12 33 299 12 287 8.7 2 50 23.9
Caleb TerBush 13 83 333 114 219 2.6 1 41 16.8
Antavian Edison 13 30 135 11 124 4.1 2 15 9.5
Reggie Pegram 13 22 110 1 109 5.0 1 17 8.4
Raheem Mostert 12 16 110 2 108 6.8 2 25 9.0
Jared Crank 11 29 112 6 106 3.7 0 14 9.6
Justin Siller 13 15 87 6 81 3.7 1 14 9.6
Brandon Cottom 11 8 70 0 70 8.8 0 27 6.4
Robert Marve 10 29 103 52 51 1.8 1 15 5.1
O.J. Ross 12 3 24 4 20 6.7 0 20 1.7
Waynelle Gravesande 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 4 0.3
Gary Bush 13 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 1 0.2
Kurt Freytag 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Sean Robinson 1 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 0 -2.0
Team 9 4 0 11 -11 -2.8 0 0 -1.2
Total 13 535 2,633 272 2,361 4.4 22 50 181.6

Passing[edit]

Name GP Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Caleb TerBush 13 130.7 277-171-6 61.7 1,905 13 50 146.5
Robert Marve 10 107.7 109-61-5 56.0 633 4 33 63.3
Sean Robinson 1 0.0 2-0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Tommie Thomas 9 0.0 1-0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Team 9 0.0 1-0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Justin Siller 13 100.0 1-1-0 100.0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 13 122.8 391-233-11 59.6 2,538 17 50 195.2

Receiving[edit]

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Justin Siller 13 50 474 9.5 1 50 36.5
Antavian Edison 13 44 584 13.3 3 35 44.9
O.J. Ross 12 33 356 10.8 3 28 29.7
Gary Bush 13 29 310 10.7 3 48 23.8
Waynelle Gravesande 12 18 177 9.8 0 21 14.8
Crosby Wright 13 16 223 13.9 2 30 17.2
Ralph Bolden 12 13 129 9.9 0 33 10.8
Gabe Holmes 11 11 133 12.1 1 23 12.1
Reggie Pegram 13 8 59 7.4 1 20 4.5
Akeem Shavers 12 5 58 11.6 1 15 4.8
Justin Sinz 12 3 25 8.3 0 9 2.1
Jared Crank 11 2 6 3.0 2 4 0.5
Akeem Hunt 12 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3
Total 13 233 2,538 10.9 17 50 195.2

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Joe Holland 13 52 42 94 10.5-34 1.5-10 8 1-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0
Dwayne Beckford 13 46 45 91 7-27 3.0-21 4 1-1 1.0 0 0 0-0 1 0
Will Lucas 13 46 36 82 10-20 1-5 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 2-0 2 0
Ricardo Allen 13 62 19 81 3-6 0-0 4 3-37 12.4 1 37 0-0 1 1
Albert Evans 13 52 21 73 2.5-5 0-0 4 2-71 35.5 0 55 0-0 0 0
Josh Johnson 13 47 17 64 4.5-24 0-0 9 2-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 1 0
Logan Link 13 29 26 55 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0
Kawann Short 13 28 26 54 17-53 6.5-31 2 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-0 1 2
Total 13 537 385 922 85-304 22-151 42 12-142 11.8 1 55 8-24 11 4

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Cody Webster 45 1,931 42.9 66 0 6 11 0
Carson Wiggs 23 804 35.0 54 2 11 17 1 71 4,652 65.5 24 2
Team 0 21 21.0 21 0 0 0 1
Total 68 2,756 40.5 66 2 17 28 2 71 4,652 65.5 24 2
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Raheem Mostert 25 837 33.5 1 99
O.J. Ross 9 202 22.4 0 41
Akeem Hunt 7 173 24.7 0 42
Waynelle Gravesande 22 129 5.9 0 31
T.J. Barbarette 2 47 23.5 0 26
Ricardo Allen 1 7 7.0 0 7
Brandon Cottom 1 3 3.0 0 3
Total 23 136 5.9 0 31 44 1,262 28.7 1 99

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After the season[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dennis Kelly Offensive Tackle 5 153 Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Mondek Offensive Tackle 6 195 Houston Texans

Comments[edit]

At the conclusion of the regular season, Purdue had clinched its first bowl appearance since the 2007 season. Their 6–6 record (4–4 in the Big Ten) placed them 7th in the conference and earned a spot in the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Michigan.

Awards[edit]

2nd Team All-Big Ten (Coaches vote)

  • Kicker – Carson Wiggs
  • Defensive Lineman – Kawann Short
  • Defensive Back – Ricardo Allen
  • Punter – Cody Webster

Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches vote)

2nd Team All-Big Ten (Media vote)

  • Punter – Cody Webster

Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media vote)

  • Ricardo Allen
  • Dwayne Beckford
  • Joe Holland
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Carson Wiggs

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree

  • Joe Holland

Source[21]

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