Little Caesars Bowl: Live Score and Analysis of Purdue vs. Western Michigan

Michael Taglienti@@miketag98Featured ColumnistDecember 27, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 12: Eric McDaniel #56 of the Purdue Boilermakers celebrates with teammates after the defense blocked an extra point attempt in the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 12, 2011 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Ohio State 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 Final

The Purdue Boilermakers play the Western Michigan Broncos today at Ford Field in Detroit at 4:30 EST.

Purdue finished the regular season 6-6. 

Caleb TerBush leads the Boilermaker offense. He has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1804 yards and 12 touchdowns since taking over for Robert Marve.

Western Michigan finished their season 9-4.

The Broncos feature an explosive offense that averages over 35 points and 456 yards per game.Their offense is led by quarterback Alex Carder. The junior from Shawnee, Kansas has completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,434 yards and 28 touchdowns. 

Jordan White has been on the receiving end of most of those passes. The senior from Cleveland leads the nation with 127 catches for 1,646 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The game should be determined by whether Purdue's defense can slow down Western Michigan's prolific offense. 


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