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

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: December 8, 2012
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The Badgers rolled up 467 rushing yards, including 247 and three touchdowns from eventual Doak Walker Award winner Montee Ball.

Record: 3-3

OCT. 20 — LOST 29-22 (OT) AT OHIO STATE

Purdue gave up a game-tying touchdown drive — complete with a successful two-point conversion — in the final minute, with Ohio State backup quarterback Kenny Guiton leading the charge. The Boilermakers could not answer Ohio State's touchdown in overtime.

Record: 3-4

OCT. 27 — LOST 44-28 AT MINNESOTA

Robert Marve replaced Caleb TerBush at quarterback in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough in a game Purdue trailed 44-7.

Record: 3-5

NOV. 3 — LOST 34-9 VS. PENN STATE

The Boilermakers' tumble continued, as Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin passed for 321 yards in the Nittany Lion victory.

Record: 3-6

NOV. 10 — WON 27-24 AT IOWA

Purdue finally snapped its five-game losing streak, with Paul Griggs nailing a 46-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Boilermakers to victory.

Record: 4-6

NOV. 17 — WON 20-17 AT ILLINOIS

The Boilermakers never trailed and held off a fourth-quarter rally by Illinois to capture back-to-back conference road wins for the first time since 2009.

Record: 5-6

NOV. 24 — WON 56-35 VS. INDIANA

Running back Akeem Shavers scored three times in less than five minutes in the fourth quarter to help blow the game open and keep the Old Oaken Bucket in West Lafayette.

Record: 6-6


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