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Posted on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 11:38 a.m.

In-game updates: It's Purdue at Michigan football

By Jim Knight


Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan tackles Purdue wide receiver Justin Siller during the first quarter.

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FINAL SCORE: Michigan 36, Purdue 14

Michigan 36, Purdue 14: O.J. Ross scored with 15 seconds left in the game, reaching the end zone on a 19-yard pass from Robert Marve.

Michigan 36, Purdue 7: Michael Shaw broke through some tackles and ran up the middle for a 37-yard touchdown. Michigan, in full control of the game, went 86 yards on seven plays.

Michigan 29, Purdue 7: Fitz Toussaint weaved his way through traffic to score on a 59-yard run after taking a pitch from Devin Gardner. Michigan scored quickly on a drive that lasted just four plays and went 80 yards.

Michigan 22, Purdue 7: Brendan Gibbons kicked a 22-yard goal as Michigan's 47-yard, 11-play drive stalled on the Purdue 5-yard line.

Michigan 19, Purdue 7: Fitz Toussant scored on a 2-yard run, bulling into the end zone through a face-mask penalty. He scored one play after Denard Robinson hit Jeremy Gallon on a 42-yard pass. The drive started when Courtney Avery intercepted Purdue quarterback Robert Marve on the Michigan 17-yard line. Michigan went 83 yards in five plays.

Michigan 12, Purdue 7: Brendan Gibbons kicked a 37-yard field goal as Michigan scored five plays after taking the kickoff following the safety.

Michigan 9, Purdue 7: Mike Martin tackled Caleb TerBush in the end zone one play after Gardner's interception. It was the first Michigan safety since 2003 against Houston.

Turnover: One play after Denard Robinson hit Roy Roundtree with a 49-yard pass on a third-and-20 play from the Michigan 12-yard line, backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw an interception to Purdue's Josh Johnson on the Purdue 5-yard line. It was the second turnover for Michigan — Robinson threw an interception in the first quarter.

First-quarter stats: Michigan held the ball for 10 minutes, 1 second. ... Michigan had seven first downs and limited Purdue to two. ... Denard Robinson is 5-of-7 passing for 56 yards. He's has minus-1 yard rushing on five attempts. ... Fitz Toussaint leads Michigan with 23 yards on four carries. ... Purdue quarterback is 4-of-5 passing for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Michigan 7, Purdue 7: Denard Robinson scored on a 2-yard run as Michigan answered Purdue's opening drive with a 70-yard, 12-play scoring drive.

Purdue 7, Michigan 0: Gary Bush caught a short pass from Caleb TerBush and went 48 yards as the Boilermakers scored on their first possession. Purdue went 67 yards in five plays. The 48-yard play is the longest the Wolverines have allowed this season.


For the second consecutive week, the Purdue football team takes on a Top 25 team.

Last week, the Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) beat then No. 23 Illinois, 21-14. Today, they face No. 17 Michigan (6-1, 2-1) at Michigan Stadium.

Can Purdue, a 14-point underdog in today's game, pull off another upset?

We'll update this post throughout the game. In the meantime:

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Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges and quarterback Denard Robinson talk Saturday before the Purdue at Michigan football game.

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Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 11:09 a.m.

Go Hawks............ whip Humpty Dumpty Hoke and his sissy players who really feel they know how to play football lol


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 8:33 p.m.

Anyone else notice our players (O and D) slipping and falling while Purdue players remained sure footed? What's that about - wrong cleats? Didn't like: missed tackles, DR throwing another INT, occasional success of Purdue D getting containment. Too many face mask penalties. Liked: most tackles were "Good to Classic Good," DR showing confidence and sticking with some pass plays - with success, and: O-line did a good job protecting Denard and providing running lanes for our (finally) successful run game. Confirmed: our faith in Hoke & Company. This team didn't in any show signs of the much dreaded post-MSU meltdown! :-) Bonus Like: Nebraska 24 - Michigan State 3 ... Final! (Don't look at me like that: I didn't start this rivalry and none of us believe MSU is anything but a TG (*Temporarily Good) team. Sparties ought to work that into their fight song: We - are Temporarily Good! Go Spartans! (Once every 40 years.)


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:27 p.m.

Happy for the win ... they looked good in spots and shakey in spots. For instance, the sloppy tackling seemed to show up in the 4th a bit. LOVE the fact that a running back (Touissant) out-rushing the QB (Robinson). Here's the thing, though -- Michigan has the ability to play some pretty solid football. And when they do they can beat most teams they'll face.


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:10 p.m.

Good show, guys. Way to bounce back from that Sparty loss. Looked good after shaking off some cobwebs (I hate bye weeks). I hope Lewan wasn't injured too badly. GO BLUE!!!

Larry Weisenthal

Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:03 p.m.

This could be just like Bo's first year. Soundly beaten by MSU (23 - 12, compared to 28 -24), then they get their act together -- all the way through OSU.