Scores

Final

Purdue 22

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Rice 24

(1-1, 1-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Rice Stadium, HOUSTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
PUR 7 10 2 322
RICE 3 14 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 230 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. TerBush (PUR) - 16 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Edison (PUR) - 4 REC, 76 YDS

Rice blocks late FG, hangs on to upset Purdue

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Justin Allen blocked Carson Wiggs' 31-yard field-goal attempt as time expired and Rice snapped its 10-year losing streak against Bowl Championship Series teams with a 24-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday.

The Owls (1-1) had lost 22 consecutive games to BCS opponents since a 15-13 win over Duke on Sept. 8, 2001. Rice had not beaten a Big Ten team since a 40-34 win at Northwestern in 1997.

The Boilermakers got the ball near midfield with 1:52 remaining, and three long runs by Ralph Bolden moved them inside the 20.

Purdue was content to let the clock run down so that Wiggs' kick would be the final play. But Allen surged through the middle of the line and blocked it, and the Owls' sideline emptied onto the field in celebration.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PUR
RICE
1st Downs1823
Total Yards366352
Passing183242
Rushing183110
Penalties7-505-57
3rd Down Conversions6-188-18
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession28:4731:13

Passing Leaders

PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
TerBush18/311835.910
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue19/292307.920

Rushing Leaders

PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shavers11696.3043
TerBush16684.3129
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGuffie9485.3013
McHargue16362.308

Receiving Leaders

PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edison47619.0024
Ross4399.8028
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kitchens34214.0035
McGuffie23819.0119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPURRICE
FG05:46Chris Boswell 33 Yd 03
TD02:07Caleb TerBush 5 Yd Run (Carson Wiggs Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERPURRICE
TD13:43Turner Petersen 2 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 710
FG08:48Carson Wiggs 28 Yd 1010
TD05:56Crosby Wright 19 Yd Pass From Caleb TerBush (Carson Wiggs Kick) 1710
TD00:00Luke Willson 4 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 1717
THIRD QUARTERPURRICE
TD10:25Sam McGuffie 19 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 1724
SF01:06Charles Ross Tackled By Joe Holland In End Zone 1924
FOURTH QUARTERPURRICE
FG07:56Carson Wiggs 27 Yd 2224