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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OCT. 13 — LOST 38-14 VS. WISCONSIN
The Badgers rolled up 467 rushing yards, including 247 and three touchdowns from eventual Doak Walker Award winner Montee Ball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.