- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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There will be no nail-biter involving the Purdue Boilermakers today.
After a spine-tingling win and a heart-breaking loss to begin the season, Purdue is in total control against FCS Southeast Missouri State. The Boilermakers racked up more than 200 yards in the first quarter to open up a 31-0 lead.
Caleb TerBush completed 12 of his 14 pass attempts, and Akeem Shavers has led the rushing attack with two scoring runs. The big lead allowed Purdue to get Robert Marve into the game, as the quarterback saw his first action since Sept. 18, 2010, when he suffered a torn ACL against Toledo.
Marve responded by completing his first five pass attempts, including a 5-yard score to Gary Bush.
So everything is clicking on offense for Purdue, which has 18 first downs and 332 total yards. Danny Hope can use a bunch of personnel in the second half before it enters an open week.