Purdue 41

(5-6, 3-5 Big Ten)

Indiana 14

(4-7, 1-7 Big Ten)

1:00 PM ET, November 19, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
PUR 0 27 7 741
IND 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: C. Painter (PUR) - 124 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Sheets (PUR) - 19 CAR, 137 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Thigpen (IND) - 6 REC, 98 YDS

Purdue 41, Indiana 14

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue took advantage of five Indiana turnovers, getting three touchdown runs from Kory Sheets and two from Dorien Bryant to cruise past the rival Hoosiers 41-14 Saturday.

The Boilermakers (5-6, 3-5) claimed the Old Oaken Bucket for the fourth straight year and the eighth time in Joe Tiller's nine seasons as coach. Purdue won its final three games of the season but failed to reach a bowl game for the first time in Tiller's tenure.

Indiana (4-7, 1-7) allowed 27 points in a quarter for the third straight week and ended the year with six consecutive losses, its last looking as dismal as it appeared on the one working scoreboard at Memorial Stadium.

Hoosiers quarterback Blake Powers was picked off three times, finishing 11-of-24 for 150 yards although he scored on touchdown runs of 9 and 8 yards. Indiana also lost two fumbles.

Sheets, who replaced the injured Jerod Void early Saturday, carried 19 times for 137 yards while Bryant scored on two of six runs. Quarterback Curtis Painter was 14-of-27 for 124 yards and had 10 carries for 60 yards.

But Purdue made it look easy. After trailing 7-0, the Boilermakers capitalized on Powers' first interception with a 25-yard TD run from Sheets that gave Purdue a 10-7 lead.

Three plays later, Powers was picked off again and Sheets converted with a 5-yard TD run.

After another Hoosiers turnover, Bryant's 10-yard touchdown run made it 24-7 and Purdue closed the half with a 31-yard field goal from Ben Jones. The Boilermakers ran the last 22 plays of the half in Indiana territory, and the Hoosiers never challenged.