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.