NCAAF Game Recap - Maryland at Purdue
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Purdue 40, Maryland 14

Oct 12, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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Maryland (3-3)

0

14

0

0

14

Purdue (2-4)

13

17

3

7

40

Purdue changes work perfectly in 40-14 victory over Maryland
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:29 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Jeff Brohm switched it up Saturday.

He plugged in three new starters on the offensive line and cobbled together a winning combination.

Jack Plummer threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, and Cory Trice returned the first of his two interceptions for a 37-yard score late in the first half to help Purdue pull away from Maryland 40-14.

"Today I thought we came out and played freer and looser and I think we found some things that worked," coach Jeff Brohm said after the Boilermakers snapped a three-game losing streak.

He needed to do something after allowing 10 sacks in last week's loss at No. 12 Penn State and Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan to complete all but one pass the previous week, Brohm started over.

So Brohm plugged in Mark Stickford at left guard, Sam Garvin at center and redshirt freshman Eric Miller at right tackle. The results could not have been any better.

Plummer took advantage of his protection by repeatedly finding open receivers. He finished 33 of 41 and was only sacked once while receivers Brycen Hopkins and David Bell each topped the 100-yard mark.

King Doerue was equally effective on the ground, carrying 19 times for 69 yards and a score as the Boilermakers churned out a season-high 127 yards rushing.

The changes paid off on defense, too.

Trice, who has started the last two games at cornerback after moving from safety, became the first Purdue player since the 2016 season finale with multiple interceptions in a game and changed the game when he jumped in front of Chigoziem Okonkwo, picked off the pass and ran 37 yards for the score to make it 30-14 with 18 seconds left in the half.

"A lot of things worked," Brohm said. "New people are stepping up, it's a credit to the guys we put in and what the coaches put in."

Maryland (3-3, 1-2) struggled with Tyrrell Pigrome starting in place of Josh Jackson at quarterback.

Purdue led 13-0 after only two possessions, forcing the Terrapins to play catch-up the rest of the day.

Javon Leake cut the deficit to 13-7 with a 21-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter but Plummer answered by hooking up with Milton Wright for a 59-yard TD pass,

Pigrome fooled the Boilermakers on the next series when he faked a run up the middle on third-and-1, kept the ball, turned the right corner and sprinted 61 yards to make it 20-14.

But after J.D. Dellinger's short field gave Purdue a 23-14 lead, Trice scored on the interception and Maryland never recovered. Bell sealed Purdue's victory with an 8-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter.

"It was bad execution," Leake said. "It was on us to start the game off (better. There are a lot of things that we have to correct."

THE TAKEAWAY

Maryland: The Terps' rocky season continued. After two lopsided wins, Maryland has lost three of four. And now they must deal with a daunting schedule that takes them to Minnesota, No. 3 Ohio State and Michigan State and also includes a home date with No. 16 Michigan.

Purdue: The Boilermakers cobbled together a winning formula - perhaps in time to salvage their postseason hopes. A fourth consecutive loss would have sent Purdue into the second half of the season needing to win five of six. This victory gives them confidence, momentum and a slightly larger margin for error.

STAT SHEET

Maryland: Pigrome was 21 of 39 with 218 yards and two interceptions and also ran 13 times for 107 yards. ... Leake had seven carries for 79 yards while Dontay Demus Jr. caught 10 passes for 105 yards. ... The Terrapins extended the nation's second-longest streak of consecutive games forcing a turnover to 18.

Purdue: Bell had nine catches for 138 yards and two scores. Hopkins had 10 catches for 140 yards, both career highs. ... Hopkins is the first Purdue tight end with double-digit catches in a game since Tim Stratton in the 2001 Sun Bowl. He also had his third career 100-yard game.

MOONSHOT

Purdue celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moon walk by wearing moon-themed uniforms and helmets Saturday About 10 astronauts also were honored during the halftime festivities.

Armstrong earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue in 1955. He died in 2012.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Returns home to face Indiana next Saturday.

Purdue: Visits No. 17 Iowa next Saturday.

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Passing

MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Pigrome 39 21 53.8 0 218 33 2 48.9
Purd Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Plummer 41 33 80.5 3 420 59 0 133.7

Rushing

MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Pigrome 13 107 8.2 61 1
J. Leake 7 79 11.3 31 1
Purd Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Doerue 19 69 3.6 26 1
J. Anthrop 3 27 9.0 11 0

Receiving

MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Demus Jr. 10 105 10.5 21 0
J. Leake 2 33 16.5 33 0
Purd Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Hopkins 10 140 14.0 38 0
D. Bell 9 138 15.3 30 2

Fumbles

MD F FL
A. McFarland Jr. 1 0
Purd F FL
J. Anthrop 1 0

Returning

MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Leake 4 17.3 0 22 0 - 0 0
T. Fleet-Davis 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
Purd KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Anthrop 2 5.5 0 8 1 5.0 0 5

Punting

MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Pecorella 5 202 40.4 63
C. Spangler 1 37 37.0 37
Purd Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Z. Collins 4 157 39.3 52

Takeaways

Purd Int Yds InTD
C. Trice 2 40 1

Team Stats Comparison

MD Purd
Points For 14 40
Total Yards 403 547
Rushing Yards 185 127
Passing Yards 218 420
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/39 33/41
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 2/1
First Downs 15 24
Penalties - Yards 9/67 4/40
Time Of Possession 54:54 6:06
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 11/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/40 4/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MD Purd
Purd 4:16 TD David Bell 23 yd pass from Jack Plummer (failed 2pt rush) 0 6
Purd 7:47 TD King Doerue 4 yd run (J.D. Dellinger kick) 0 13
2nd Quarter MD Purd
MD 1:03 TD Javon Leake 21 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 7 13
Purd 3:55 TD Milton Wright 59 yd pass from Jack Plummer (J.D. Dellinger kick) 7 20
MD 5:29 TD Tyrrell Pigrome 61 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 14 20
Purd 10:00 FG J.D. Dellinger 27 yd FG 14 23
Purd 14:42 TD Cory Trice 37 yd interception return (J.D. Dellinger kick) 14 30
3rd Quarter MD Purd
Purd 9:20 FG J.D. Dellinger 27 yd FG 14 33
4th Quarter MD Purd
Purd 1:55 TD David Bell 8 yd pass from Jack Plummer (J.D. Dellinger kick) 14 40

Game Information

Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
Attendance: 52,296
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