244 Purdue rushing yards, which would equal Marshall's average allowed.
5 Purdue plays of 20 yards or more. Marshall allowed 10 last week, accounting for 331 of Rice's 647 total yards.
21/2 Sacks of quarterback Rakeem Cato. Cato suffered four sacks last week at Rice, half of what the Herd has allowed in four games.
Completely useless trivia
Today's game is just Marshall's fourth on Indiana soil, against the third different school. First were a 24-0 win and a 21-14 loss to Evansville in 1947 and 1950; the last such game was a 42-16 win over Ball State in which Randy Moss caught five touchdown passes and Chad Pennington threw six, both school records.
Both teams move to conference play for the rest of the season. Marshall has its homecoming game against Tulsa, which appears to be the toughest team in Conference USA's Western Division. Game time is at 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, with CBS Sports Network televising. ... Purdue stays at home, beginning the Big Ten season against Michigan at 4 p.m. (with temporary lights) on the Big Ten Network.
- By Doug Smock