College Football

more stats

NCAA Game Summary - Western Michigan at Purdue



(Saturday, August 30)

Final Score: Purdue 43, Western Michigan 34

Purdue, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Etling threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Purdue Boilermakers captured a 43-34 win over the Western Michigan Broncos in non-conference play at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Etling converted half of his 38 pass attempts for 181 yards, while Raheem Mostert accounted for a team-best 146 yards and a score on 22 rushing attempts for the Boilermakers (1-0).

The Broncos (0-1) were led by running back Jarvion Franklin who carried the ball 19 times for a game-high 163 yards and three scores. Quarterback Zach Terrell hit on 18-of-36 for 205 yards and two scores and one interception.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter as Etling tossed an 11-yard scoring strike to Justin Sinz to begin the contest, followed by a five-yard run by Franklin for the Broncos.

Purdue again pulled ahead in the second frame thanks to a 35-yard field goal by Paul Griggs, the kicker adding a 51-yard effort later in the period, but in between Franklin raced 61 yards to the end zone to give WMU a 14-13 advantage.

Etling responded for the hosts as he crossed the goal line from four yards out, putting the Boilermakers back on top by a score of 20-14. A 44-yard field goal by Griggs pushed the lead to nine points at the break.

Less than five minutes into the third quarter a 26-yard TD run by Franklin cut the deficit to just two points at 23-21.

Purdue then scored back-to-back touchdowns in a span of lass than five minutes as Mostert found the end zone on an 11-yard run and Etling hit Gabe Holmes with an eight-yard scoring strike to make the score 37-21.

Refusing to go away quietly, WMU also scored consecutive touchdowns thanks to a seven-yard TD pass from Terrell to Kendrick Roberts late in the third and a 14-yard toss to Corey Davis at the 8:11 mark of the fourth, although kicker Andrew Haldeman failed on the PAT, leaving the Broncos with a three-point deficit.

The Boilermakers gave themselves some breathing room thanks to a 38-yard touchdown run by Akeem Hunt, but Griggs missed his PAT as well, leaving Purdue with the nine-point victory.

Purdue finished with 407 yards of total offense, a significant increase over the 282.9 ypg the team averaged last season when it ranked 119th in the country. On the ground, the Boilermakers produced 226 yards on 39 attempts, a far cry from the 67.1 ypg that had the program ranked 122nd nationally in 2013.

The win for the Boilermakers was their first since defeating Indiana State, 20-14, on Sept. 7, 2013 -- snapping a 10-game losing streak in the process. The victory was also the first for the program over another school from the Football Bowl Subdivision since taking down Indiana (56-35) for the Old Oaken Bucket on Nov. 11, 2012.

08/30 17:18:03 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Tonight at 7:30 on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-FM

  • SEC: Kentucky at Missouri

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. St. Louis

    Friday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
7:30pm Tonight
ND
DUKE
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
CHA
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCSU
CLEM
 
9:00pm Tonight
MEM
ECU
 
Final
IND 91
TOR 104
Final
DET 95
CLE 103
Final
MIA 102
MIL 109
Final
DAL 90
MEM 109
Final
GSW 111
CHI 113
Final
LAL 92
WAS 98
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
POR
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
SAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
BOS
 
8:00pm Tonight
ATL
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
DEN
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
OKC
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
CHA
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
PHO
WAS
 
Final
AKR 59
BST 47
 
Final
KSU 63
CMICH 53
 
Final
VCU 72
GWU 48
Final
TOL 70
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
Final
BGU 56
NILL 46
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
Final
VT 70
PITT 67
Final
LAS 53
STJOE 48
Final
TULA 55
TULSA 62
Final
UGA 70
VANDY 62
Final
KYST 59
WVU 65
Final
BUF 77
WMICH 71
 
Final
GEOR 53
XAV 66
Final
EVAN 89
INDST 78
 
Final
ORU 94
TABOR 53
 
Final
OKST 64
BAY 53
9:00pm Tuesday
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
Final
ALA 50
UF 52
9:00pm Tuesday
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
Final
ARK 69
TENN 64
Final
AUB 61
TEXAM 71
Final
UTST 56
WYO 44
Final
SDST 58
FRES 47
Final
CALST 79
SDCHR 54
 
Final
NEV 62
UNLV 67
Final
BSU 82
COLST 78
7:00pm Tonight
VERM
GTDNS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
AMER
 
7:00pm Tonight
UMBC
BING
 
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
RICH
DUQ
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNCW
ELON
 
7:00pm Tonight
USB
HART
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMARY
HOF
 
7:00pm Tonight
COL
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
PSU
MINN
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAINE
UNH
 
7:00pm Tonight
DREX
NE
 
7:00pm Tonight
FORD
RIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
SFLA
SMU
 
7:00pm Tonight
MARQ
SHU
 
7:00pm Tonight
LSU
SCAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
TEMPL
 
7:00pm Tonight
LONG
UNCA
 
7:00pm Tonight
FSU
WAKE
 
7:00pm Tonight
CCAR
WINT
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
WRST
 
7:30pm Tonight
ND
DUKE
 
7:30pm Tonight
GHND 0
HC 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
CSOU
RAD
 
7:30pm Tonight
OKLA
TTU
 
8:00pm Tonight
BRAD
DRAK
 
8:00pm Tonight
BUCK
LEH
 
8:00pm Tonight
WICHS
LOYC
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLST
MIZST
 
8:00pm Tonight
PEAY
MORE
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDKST
NEOM
 
8:00pm Tonight
ARST
ORST
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
RICE
 
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
NIOWA
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCSU
CLEM
 
9:00pm Tonight
MEM
ECU
 
9:00pm Tonight
MIAMI
GT
 
9:00pm Tonight
PURD
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
TCU
KU
 
9:00pm Tonight
BC
LOU
 
9:00pm Tonight
MISS
MSST
 
9:00pm Tonight
CREI
STJ
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJST
AFA
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
OREG
 
11:00pm Tonight
WASH
STAN
 
Final
PHI 4
ARI 3
Final
NYI 4
NYR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 3
Final
PIT 5
WIN 3
Final
MON 3
DAL 2
Final
FLA 4
DET 5
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
NAS 4
COL 3
Final
CAL 4
BUF 1
Final
EDM 1
MIN 2
Final
VAN 0
ANA 4
7:30pm Tonight
NJD
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
WAS
PIT
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
CHI