Purdue rallies to beat Middle Tennessee 27-24

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Caleb TerBush passed for 219 yards

in his first start and threw the game-winning touchdown pass in the

final minute to help Purdue beat Middle Tennessee State 27-24 on

Saturday in the opener for both teams.

Purdue, trailing 24-20, got a late stop to earn a shot at the

win, and TerBush led the Boilermakers 85 yards in 11 plays. His

35-yard touchdown pass to Antavian Edison came with 49 seconds


Middle Tennessee went for the tie as time expired, but Purdue's

Ricardo Allen blocked a 47-yard field-goal attempt by Alan

Gendreau. Allen had fumbled on a punt return early in the game that

led to a Middle Tennessee score.

Purdue's Ralph Bolden ran for 120 yards after missing last

season with a torn ACL.

Cody Kilgore passed for 330 yards and two touchdowns for MTSU.