Scores

Final

Toledo 31

(3-1, 3-0 away)

Purdue 20

(2-2, 2-1 home)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 14 3 7 731
PUR 0 0 17 320

Top Performers

Passing: A. Dantin (TOL) - 209 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Dantin (TOL) - 17 CAR, 64 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Page (TOL) - 10 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Austin Dantin scores 4 TDs in Toledo's 1st win at Purdue since 1992

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Austin Dantin rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Toledo past Purdue 31-20 on Saturday.

The sophomore quarterback totaled 64 yards on the ground and completed 21 of 31 passes for 209 yards for the Rockets (3-1), who won at Ross-Ade Stadium for the first time since 1992.

Rob Henry, filling in for an injured Robert Marve for the second straight week, threw for 140 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Boilermakers (2-2), who were denied their first three-game winning streak since starting 5-0 in 2007.

Purdue rushed for more than 200 yards for the third straight game.

Toledo came in ranked last in the nation in total offense.

The Rockets registered 378 yards, 157 more than their season average.

Dantin capped the Rockets' 13-play, 85-yard opening drive with a 5-yard TD pass to Eric Page.

Dantin went 6 of 7 for 68 yards on the drive.

The Rockets went 3-for-3 on third-down conversions. Marve re-injured his left knee on the Boilermakers' third drive of the game. On second-and-5 from the Purdue 25-yard line, Toledo defensive tackle Elijah Jones blitzed, forced Marve to fumble and recovered at the Purdue 13. Marve did not return.

Three plays later, Dantin hit Danny Noble in the back of the end zone from seven yards out to put the Rockets up 14-0 late in the first quarter.

Ryan Casano tacked on a 34-yard field goal to push the lead to 17-0 with 4:51 left in the half.

Henry drove the Boilermakers to the Toledo 18 on Purdue's last drive of the first half, but a 35-yard field goal attempt from Carson Wiggs missed wide right. Wiggs put Purdue on the board with a 49-yard field goal early in the third quarter.

Toledo responded with a 58-yard touchdown run from Dantin. Jared Crank capped the Boilermakers' next drive with his first career rushing touchdown from 36 yards out to pull Purdue to within 24-10.

Dan Dierking scored on an 8-yard pass from Henry to bring the Boilermakers within a touchdown late in the third.

Wiggs kicked a 22-yard field goal with 8:07 to play to cut the lead to 24-20, but Archie Donald intercepted Henry on Purdue's next drive. A 1-yard TD run from Dantin with 5:24 left sealed the victory for the Rockets.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
PUR
1st Downs1923
Total Yards378370
Passing209150
Rushing169220
Penalties12-917-56
3rd Down Conversions9-155-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers23
Possession31:0528:55

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dantin24/312096.720
PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henry17/311404.511

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas13796.1021
Dantin17643.8258
PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henry13675.2014
Edison7476.7017

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Page10949.4125
Noble6477.8120
PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dierking55010.0117
Adams6335.507

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLPUR
TD09:43Eric Page 5 Yd Pass From Austin Dantin (Ryan Casano Kick) 70
TD00:49Danny Noble 7 Yd Pass From Austin Dantin (Ryan Casano Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTOLPUR
FG04:51Ryan Casano 34 Yd 170
THIRD QUARTERTOLPUR
FG11:31Carson Wiggs 49 Yd 173
TD09:26Austin Dantin 58 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 243
TD07:43Jared Crank 36 Yd Run (Carson Wiggs Kick) 2410
TD04:31Dan Dierking 8 Yd Pass From Rob Henry (Carson Wiggs Kick) 2417
FOURTH QUARTERTOLPUR
FG08:07Carson Wiggs 22 Yd 2420
TD05:24Austin Dantin 1 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 3120

Research Notes

Toledo is now 5-15 all-time against Big Ten teams. 4 of those wins have come on the road. That includes winning at Purdue twice (1992, 2010), at Penn State in 2000, and at Michigan in 2008.

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