Scores

Final

N Colorado 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Purdue 42

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 T
UNCO 0 0 0 1010
PUR 7 7 7 2142

Top Performers

Passing: C. Painter (PUR) - 286 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Sheets (PUR) - 16 CAR, 81 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Chesla (UNCO) - 9 REC, 99 YDS

Painter on point as Purdue rolls over N. Colorado

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Curtis Painter passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and Purdue defeated Northern Colorado 42-10 on Saturday.

Desmond Tardy caught three passes for 112 yards and Kory Sheets ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns for Purdue (1-0).

Purdue coach Joe Tiller tied Jack Mollenkopf for the most wins in school history with 84. He also beat one of his former assistants -- Northern Colorado coach Scott Downing worked under Tiller for 12 years at Wyoming and Purdue.

Bryan Waggener passed for 216 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Chesla caught nine passes for 99 yards for Northern Colorado (0-1), a Football Championship Subdivision team that went 1-11 last season.

Purdue's first score came on Painter's 26-yard strike down the middle to slot receiver Keith Smith.

In the second quarter, Purdue's Frank Halliburton tipped a Northern Colorado punt, and the Boilermakers took over on the Northern Colorado 37. Two plays later, Sheets' 9-yard touchdown run gave Purdue a 14-0 lead.

On the Boilermakers' next possession, Tardy took a screen pass 60 yards, but Purdue was unable to score from inside the 20. Purdue moved into Northern Colorado territory six times in the first half, but led 14-0 at halftime.

Early in the third quarter, Northern Colorado went for it on fourth-and-5 from the Purdue 30, but Ryan Baker sacked Waggener and the Boilermakers took over.

Halliburton got pressure on another Bears punt after a poor snap, and Purdue took over at the Northern Colorado 34 with about 6 minutes left in the third quarter. Sheets scored again, a 2-yard run that gave Purdue a 21-0 lead with 2:32 left in the third quarter.

Northern Colorado caught a break early in the fourth quarter. The Bears punted to Purdue, and the ball bounced off a Boilermaker player's leg before Northern Colorado's C.J. Stemo recovered at the Purdue 25. Michael York made a 37-yard field goal.

On Purdue's next possession, Painter found Greg Orton down the left sideline for a 43-yard touchdown pass that gave the Boilermakers a 28-3 lead.

Minutes later, Halliburton blocked another punt, and Mike Conway's recovery and runback for a touchdown made it 35-3.

Northern Colorado scored a TD on Waggener's 3-yard pass to Jason Caprioli with 7:08 to play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCO
PUR
1st Downs2217
Total Yards338402
Passing216286
Rushing122116
Penalties7-488-54
3rd Down Conversions7-186-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers01
Possession37:2022:40

Passing Leaders

Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener27/422165.110
PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Painter15/2828610.220

Rushing Leaders

Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Muns6498.2020
Wilson8283.5015
PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sheets16815.1218
Halliburton2136.5012

Receiving Leaders

Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chesla99911.0022
Smith3299.7014
PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tardy311237.3060
Orton48922.3143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNCOPUR
TD08:40Keith Smith 26 Yd Pass From Curtis Painter (Chris Summers Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUNCOPUR
TD04:35Kory Sheets 9 Yd Run (Chris Summers Kick) 014
THIRD QUARTERUNCOPUR
TD02:32Kory Sheets 2 Yd Run (Chris Summers Kick) 021
FOURTH QUARTERUNCOPUR
FG14:19Michael York 37 Yd 321
TD13:02Greg Orton 43 Yd Pass From Curtis Painter (Chris Summers Kick) 328
TD10:54Mike Conway 11 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Chris Summers Kick) 335
TD07:08Jason Caprioli 3 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 1035
TD04:12Joey Elliott 2 Yd Run (Chris Summers Kick) 1042