Purdue 51, Marshall 41

Updated: September 29, 2012, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue and Marshall traded big plays all day.

Turns out, the defense was the difference in Saturday's shootout.

Caleb TerBush threw four touchdowns, the Boilermakers returned two interceptions for scores and the defense finally stopped the Thundering Herd's second-half rally late to allow Purdue to hold on for a 51-41 victory.

It was a remarkable day -- for both teams.

They combined for 179 plays and 977 yards on a record-breaking day.

TerBush ...

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