Miami (OH) 31

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Purdue 38

(2-0, 2-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 OT T
M-OH 0 3 14 14 031
PUR 0 10 7 14 738

Top Performers

Passing: M. Kokal (M-OH) - 355 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Sheets (PUR) - 14 CAR, 60 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: R. Robinson (M-OH) - 9 REC, 161 YDS, 2 TD


WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- It took the entire game, but Purdue finally stopped Miami of Ohio on its last two possessions.

Kory Sheets scored four touchdowns - including one in overtime - and Purdue withstood three potential tying end-zone passes by Mike Kokal for a 38-31 victory over Miami.

With the game tied, 31-31, Nathan Parseghian had a 39-yard field goal blocked by defensive end Anthony Spencer as time expired in regulation, denying the RedHawks the upset.

Sheets ran for 61 yards on 14 carries. He had a two-yard run before scampering in from the 11 in OT.

On the final possession, Kokal, who completed 29-of-43 passes for 355 yards and four touchdowns, had Miami (0-2) with a 1st-and-goal at the 8. But after a penalty and no gain on a run by Austin Sykes, Kokal threw three incompletions in the end zone.

Curtis Painter was 17-of-31 for 208 yards and a touchdown as the Boilermakers (2-0) get their first overtime win in nearly five years.