Purdue's win over Western Michigan is a step forward for the program.
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011, 4:30 PM EST
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Ford Field, Detroit, MI
A look at the stats that mattered in Purdue's wacky 37-32 win over Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Bowl, from turnovers, to double-turnovers, to huge games by Purdue's Akeem Shavers and Western Michigan's Jordan White.
The WMU quarterback was responsible for six turnovers. With the 37-32 loss to Purdue, the MAC will not be perfect in bowl games this year.
It's just another bowl game sponsored by cheap pizza, but the Little Caesars Bowl has a lot of meaning. And you can thank the MAC-Big Ten dynamic.
Our current record in bowl pick 'em as a blog is 5-3 (.625) 7-5 (5-3) 3rd MAC West Little Caesar's Bowl Ford Field Detroit, MI 3:30 pm CST TV: ESPN 6-6 (4-4) 3rd Big Ten Leaders This game is...
Scouting the Little Caeses Bowl with Western Michigan and Purdue and the Belk Bowl with Louisville and North Carolina State.
|9:14 left: Western Mich Touchdown - 49-yard pass from Alex Carder to Jordan White. (John Potter rushed for the two-point conversion).|
|0:17 left: Purdue Touchdown - 1-yard pass from Robert Marve to Reggie Pegram. (Carson Wiggs extra point is good).|
|10:34 left: Purdue Field Goal - 49-yarder by Carson Wiggs.|
|7:00 left: Western Mich Touchdown - 1-yard pass from Alex Carder to Josh Schaffer. (John Potter extra point is good).|
|6:48 left: Purdue Touchdown - 99-yard kickoff return by Raheem Mostert. (Carson Wiggs extra point is good).|
|4:57 left: Purdue Touchdown - 1-yard run by Reggie Pegram. (Carson Wiggs extra point is good).|
|0:00 left: Purdue Field Goal - 19-yarder by Carson Wiggs.|
|10:55 left: Western Mich Field Goal - 21-yarder by John Potter.|
|6:49 left: Purdue Touchdown - 33-yard pass from Caleb TerBush to Gary Bush. (Carson Wiggs extra point is good).|
|1:55 left: Western Mich Touchdown - 1-yard run by Tevin Drake. (John Potter extra point is good).|
|11:41 left: Purdue Field Goal - 26-yarder by Carson Wiggs.|
|4:28 left: Western Mich Touchdown - 5-yard pass from Alex Carder to Chleb Ravenell. (John Potter extra point is good).|
|Team statistics||Western Michigan||Purdue|
|Time of Possession||24:04||35:56|
|Punt Return Yards||0||0|