Scores

Final

Iowa 6

(3-5, 1-4 Big Ten)

Purdue 31

(6-2, 2-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN2

12:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 T
IOWA 3 0 3 06
PUR 7 7 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: C. Painter (PUR) - 315 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Sheets (PUR) - 18 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Bryant (PUR) - 9 REC, 167 YDS, 2 TD

Purdue 31, Iowa 6

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Curtis Painter passed for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead Purdue to a 31-6 win over Iowa on Saturday.

Two of Painter's touchdown passes went to Dorien Bryant, who bounced back from two subpar games to post a career-high 167 yards on nine catches.

Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen completed just 17 of 40 for 177 yards. It was the fewest points Iowa scored against Purdue since a 21-0 loss to the Boilermakers in 1976.

Purdue converted on 12 of 21 third downs, while Iowa converted just 3 of 16.

The Boilermakers, who had been outscored 71-28 in back-to-back losses to Ohio State and Michigan, became bowl eligible with the win. Purdue (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) gained 431 yards against the Hawkeyes, who entered the game ranked 15th nationally in total defense and ninth in scoring defense.

The Boilermakers snapped a two-game losing streak against the Hawkeyes and avenged last year's 47-17 loss.

Iowa (3-5, 1-4) had broken a four-game losing streak a week ago with a 10-6 upset of Illinois.

Purdue scored on its opening possession, when Painter completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Keller to give the Boilermakers a 7-0 lead with 9:28 left in the first quarter.

Later in the quarter, Mike Klinkenborg intercepted a Painter pass at the Purdue 29, and Iowa turned it into points. Daniel Murray made a 35-yard field goal to cut Purdue's lead to 7-3 with 1:33 left in the opening period.

Painter threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Bryant to give the Boilermakers a 14-3 lead with 4:14 left in the second quarter.

Murray made a 31-yard field goal with 8:19 left in the third quarter, and Iowa cut Purdue's lead to 14-6.

Purdue responded on its next possession. Painter found Bryant down the middle for a 33-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-6 with 5:17 left in the third quarter. A 1-yard touchdown run by Kory Sheets increased the lead to 28-6 with 13:26 to play.

Iowa had a chance to score on the ensuing possession, but Purdue's Terrell Vinson intercepted Christensen at the Purdue 3, and the Boilermakers wrapped up the scoring with a 30-yard field goal by Chris Summers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IOWA
PUR
1st Downs1429
Total Yards254431
Passing177315
Rushing77116
Penalties7-525-22
3rd Down Conversions3-1612-21
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers21
Possession24:5635:04

Passing Leaders

IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christensen17/401774.401
PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Painter29/483156.631

Rushing Leaders

IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young7446.3026
Sims11393.5010
PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sheets18713.9118
Taylor19673.509

Receiving Leaders

IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cleveland710114.4022
Johnson-Koulianos6579.5014
PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryant916718.6234
Lymon5438.6016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIOWAPUR
TD09:28Dustin Keller 14 Yd Pass From Curtis Painter (Chris Summers Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 77 yds, 4:12
07
FG01:33Daniel Murray 35 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 12 yds, 1:19
37
SECOND QUARTERIOWAPUR
TD04:14Dorien Bryant 22 Yd Pass From Curtis Painter (Chris Summers Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 2:50
314
THIRD QUARTERIOWAPUR
FG08:19Daniel Murray 31 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 37 yds, 1:57
614
TD05:17Dorien Bryant 33 Yd Pass From Curtis Painter (Chris Summers Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 80 yds, 3:02
621
FOURTH QUARTERIOWAPUR
TD13:26Kory Sheets 1 Yd Run (Chris Summers Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 80 yds, 5:39
628
FG01:55Chris Summers 30 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 11 yds, 1:25
631