Scores

Final

W Michigan 34

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Purdue 43

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 7 7 14 634
PUR 7 16 14 643

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Terrell (WMU) - 243 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Franklin (WMU) - 19 CAR, 163 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Braverman (WMU) - 10 REC, 130 YDS

Etling, Purdue hold off Western Michigan 43-34

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Frankie Williams produced three big plays -- an interception return and two punt returns -- to set up 17 points and Purdue snapped a 12-game losing streak against FBS competition Saturday with a 43-34 victory over Western Michigan.

Jarvion Franklin's two touchdown runs gave the Broncos a 14-10 second-quarter lead, but the Boilermakers, 1-11 in 2013, scored the first half's final 13 points and never trailed again in the season opener. Purdue had not beaten an FBS opponent since defeating Indiana on Nov. 24, 2012.

Williams' 56-yard interception return in the second quarter set up quarterback Danny Etling's 4-yard touchdown run that gave the Boilermakers the lead for good, 20-14 with 5:16 remaining in the first half, ending an overall losing streak of 10 games.

Williams' 27-yard punt return set up a 44-yard Paul Griggs field goal that extended the Purdue lead to 23-14 at halftime. His 36-yard punt return in the third period set up Etling's 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Gabe Holmes, pushing the Boilermakers' advantage to 37-21.

The Broncos, who got three touchdown runs from Franklin, pulled to within 37-34 with 8:11 to play, but the Boilermakers iced it with 3:42 to play when Akeem Hunt scored on a sweep of right end, covering 38 yards for the game-clinching score.

Senior Raheem Mostert ran 22 times for a career-best 146 yards and an 11-yard TD in the third quarter touchdown for Purdue.

Griggs had three field goals, including a career-best 51-yarder that tied the sixth-best in school history.

Etling, 0-7 as a starter in his freshman season, passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. He threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Justin Sinz and an 8-yarder to Gabe Holmes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
PUR
1st Downs2422
Total Yards456407
Passing243181
Rushing213226
Penalties5-357-52
3rd Down Conversions5-147-17
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers10
Possession30:5629:04

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zach Terrell23/412435.921
PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Danny Etling19/381814.820

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jarvion Franklin191638.6361
Dareyon Chance6294.8011
PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Raheem Mostert221466.6134
Akeem Hunt15785.2138

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Daniel Braverman1013013.0047
Corey Davis44611.5114
PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Justin Sinz7659.3114
B.J. Knauf45213.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUPUR
TD7:45Justin Sinz 11 Yd pass from Danny Etling (Paul Griggs Kick)Watch Highlight 07
TD3:03Jarvion Franklin 5 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick)Watch Highlight 77
SECOND QUARTERWMUPUR
FG12:53Paul Griggs 35 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 710
TD11:16Jarvion Franklin 61 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick)Watch Highlight 1410
FG8:58Paul Griggs 51 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 1413
TD5:16Danny Etling 4 Yd Run (Paul Griggs Kick)Watch Highlight 1420
FG0:16Paul Griggs 44 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 1423
THIRD QUARTERWMUPUR
TD10:28Jarvion Franklin 26 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick)Watch Highlight 2123
TD8:01Raheem Mostert 11 Yd Run (Paul Griggs Kick)Watch Highlight 2130
TD3:16Gabe Holmes 8 Yd pass from Danny Etling (Paul Griggs Kick)Watch Highlight 2137
TD0:41Kendrick Roberts 7 Yd pass from Zach Terrell (Andrew Haldeman Kick)Watch Highlight 2837
FOURTH QUARTERWMUPUR
TD8:11Corey Davis 14 Yd pass from Zach Terrell (Andrew Haldeman PAT failed)Watch Highlight 3437
TD3:42Akeem Hunt 38 Yd Run (Paul Griggs PAT failed)Watch Highlight 3443