EMICHIGAN 0 9 0 7 16
PURDUE 13 20 7 14 54
Date of game: 9/15/2012

Recap: Purdue vs. Eastern Mich

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Caleb TerBush threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, as the Purdue Boilermakers rolled to a 54-16 win over visiting Eastern Michigan at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Akeem Hunt ran for 106 yards on just four carries. He was also one of six different players to notch a rushing touchdown for the Boilermakers (2-1), who rebounded well from last week's setback to Notre Dame in the final seconds.

Dominique Sherrer paced the Eagles (0-3) offense with 73 rushing yards on 12 carries.

Purdue grabbed a 7-0 lead at the 3:35 mark of the first quarter when Akeem Shavers broke free for a 40-yard touchdown burst.

Later in the opening frame, TerBursh found Antavian Edison for an 18-yard touchdown pass to make it a 13-0 game. Kicker Sam McCartney missed the extra- point attempt.

EMU got on the board with 13:04 remaining in the second quarter thanks to its defense, as sophomore defensive back Pudge Cotton stepped in front of a TerBush pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Dylan Mulder missed the extra-point attempt.

On the second play of Purdue's next drive, Cotton recovered a fumble at the Boilermakers' 32-yard line, setting up an eventual 23-yard field goal by Mulder to make it a 13-9 game.

However, Purdue began to seize control from that point. TerBush answered with a 50-yard scoring strike to Hunt on the ensuing drive. Later in the second quarter, Brandon Cottom extended the Boilermakers' lead to 27-9 on an 87-yard touchdown run. TerBush tacked on a two-yard touchdown scamper with nine seconds to play until the half. McCartney, however, missed the extra point for the second time as Purdue took a 33-9 lead into the locker room.

Hunt produced another big play at the 9:44 mark of the third quarter when he scored on a 56-yard run, making it a 40-9 game.

Raheem Mostert pushed Purdue's lead to 47-9 on a 15-yard run early in the fourth quarter. EMU's Tyler Benz scored on a two-yard run midway through the quarter, and Purdue wrapped up the scoring with a 12-play, 74-yard drive, capped by Danny Anthrop's four yard TD run.

The Boilermakers finished with 576 yards of total offense, compared to 313 for EMU. Purdue converted 10-of-15 third downs for the game and came away with touchdowns on all four of its trips to the red zone.

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