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TerBush-to-Bush connection helps Purdue top Marshall

Purdue’s Caleb TerBush threw four touchdown passes, including three to Gary Bush, Saturday and the Boilermakers ran two interceptions back for scores as they held off Marshall 51-41. TerBush finished 27 of 37 for 294 yards on a day both offenses had big numbers. Marshall (2-3) lived up to its billing as the nation’s No. 1 passing offense. After forging a 14-14 tie early in the second quarter, Purdue’s defense flipped the game by turning three quick interceptions into touchdowns. Cornerbacks Ricardo Allen and Josh Johnson each scored on their interceptions (Watch them), marking the first time in Purdue history

Akeem Shavers

3rd Quarter Recap: Purdue 45, Marshall 28

Marshall’s Gator Hoskins led the offense in the third quarter. He caught two passes for 29 yards and one touchdown, but the Thundering Herd have closed the gap to 45-28. Marshall made the score 42-21 after Rakeem Cato tossed a 28-yard touchdown to Hoskins to finish off an 87-yard drive. The Thundering Herd relied on a run play just two times on that possession. Marshall made the score 42-28 when Jermaine Kelson returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Purdue added to its advantage when Paul Griggs kicked a 33-yard field goal, capping off a 15-play, 62-yard drive to give

Antoine Lewis

2nd Quarter Recap: Purdue 42, Marshall 14

Twenty-eight consecutive points in the second quarter has given Purdue a commanding 42-14 lead. Akeem Shavers turned a handoff into a one-yard touchdown to break the 14-14 standoff in favor of Purdue. Purdue opened up the lead, 28-14, after TerBush and Gary Bush combined for a 35-yard touchdown to end a five-play, 53-yard drive. The Boilermakers made the score 35-14 when Ricardo Allen intercepted Cato’s pass and returned it for a touchdown. Purdue made the score 42-14 when Josh Johnson intercepted a Cato pass and returned it for a touchdown. The Thundering Herd’s Tommy Shuler reached the 100-yard receiving mark

Josh Johnson

What's better than one pick 6? Back-to-back ones

Purdue erupted for 28 second-quarter points against Marshall on Saturday, thanks in large part to the defense’s big-play ability. In the span of 102 seconds, cornerbacks Ricardo Allen and Josh Johnson registered back-to-back interception returns for scores. Allen’s Pick 6 marked the fourth of his career, while Johnson’s was his first. Watch Allen’s latest visit to the end zone now and see Johnson’s in this post. [AP: Defense leads Purdue past Marshall] As you may have guessed, the two interceptions returned for scores marked the first time that Purdue returned a pair picks for scores in the same game. And

Gary Bush

1st Quarter Recap: Purdue 14, Marshall 7

Purdue’s passing attack looked sharp in the first 15 minutes of action, with 115 yards, and the Boilermakers lead 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue took the game’s first lead after Caleb TerBush tossed a nine-yard touchdown to Gary Bush on the last play of a 12-play, 89-yard drive. Marshall got even after Rakeem Cato and Antavious Wilson hooked up for a four-yard touchdown to end a 12-play, 85-yard drive that tied the score at seven. Kevin Grooms’ 20-yard run from the 34-yard line pushed the Thundering Herd into enemy territory. A two-play, 44-yard scoring drive by

Ohio State Buckeyes running back Jordan Hall (7) carries the ball against the UAB Blazers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 29-15. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Week 5 Previews: What to look for in Big Ten play

Earlier this week I helped take a look at who might land in the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship game. Well, the road to that big game starts Saturday as Big Ten teams put a rocky non-conference run behind them and focus on pounding on each other. In this post, I take a close look at all six games, and then I’m headed to East Lansing to cover Ohio State and Michigan State on Saturday. Also, every Saturday editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game topped off with my Saturday Snap Reactions. Get those quarterly updates

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Week 5: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After four weeks, it’s Tom and fans on top, at 36-10, while Brent is in the cellar, at 35-11. See our Week 5 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS fans: 36-10; .783 Tom: 36-10; .783 Brent: 35-11; .761 [RELATED: Week 5 Power Rankings | Week 5 Player Rankings] Penn State (2-2) at Illinois (2-2) – noon ET, ESPN

Matt McGloin

Dienhart: Week 5 Big Ten questions

Another Saturday looms. And, I have questions. Here are my most pressing queries for the 11 teams in action entering Week 5, the first week of conference play. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Who will be the quarterback? Nathan Scheelhaase started last week after hurting an ankle in the opener, and he hit 8-of-11 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and pick. Reilly O’Toole took over and completed 19-of-25 passes for 120 yards in the 52-24 loss at