Oklahoma State football: Purdue's road to the Heart of Dallas Bowl

by Gina Mizell Published: December 8, 2012
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Here is a look at the 2012 season of the Purdue football team:

SEPT. 1 — WON 48-6 VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY

The Boilermakers amassed 547 yards of total offense in the easy victory.

Record: 1-0

SEPT. 8 — LOST 20-17 AT NOTRE DAME

Notre Dame would have never been in the national title game — or discussion — had Purdue been able to knock off the Irish in this nail-biter. Quarterback Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead Notre Dame on a last-minute drive that was capped by the game-winning field goal.

Record: 1-1

SEPT. 15 — WON 54-16 VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN

Tailback Akeem Hunt was efficient and effective, tallying 106 rushing yards and a touchdown on just four carries, while adding a 50-yard touchdown catch.

Record: 2-1

SEPT. 29 — WON 51-41 VS. MARSHALL

The Boilermaker defense even had a hand in this shootout, returning two interceptions by Marshall's Rakeem Cato for touchdowns.

Record: 3-1

OCT. 6 — LOST 44-13 VS. MICHIGAN

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson ran all over the Purdue defense, racking up 235 yards to become Big Ten's career rushing leader among quarterbacks.

Record: 3-2

OCT. 13 — LOST 38-14 VS. WISCONSIN

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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