Nov. 4, 2006
With the 17-15 win over Michigan State, Purdue tied the all-time series, 28-28-3.
Senior wide receiver Kerry Reed caught five passes for 97 yards, passing the 1,000-yard milestone for his career...he now has 1,016 career receiving yards...he caught a season-long 44-yard reception in the first quarter.
Senior quarterback Drew Stanton threw his 42nd-career touchdown pass with a 21-yard TD pass to T.J. Williams in the fourth quarter. He trails Dave Yarema and Ed Smith by one for third all-time at MSU in touchdown passes.
Freshman kicker Brett Swenson kicked a season-high three field goals...he connected on a season-long 46-yarder in the second quarter...his previous long was 43 yards against Pittsburgh....he kicked a 22-yard field goal to open the second quarter...he hit a 40-yarder in the third quarter...he is now 12-for-14 on the season...the last time MSU had at least three field goals in one game came on Nov. 6, 2004, against Ohio State in Spartan Stadium, when Dave Rayner kicked four field goals.
Freshman wide receiver T.J. Williams caught his third receiving touchdown of the season with a 21-yard reception in the fourth quarter, giving MSU a 15-14 lead...he tied a season high with 57 receiving yards and five catches.
The Spartan defense recorded a season-best three sacks...senior defensive tackle Clifton Ryan had a key 15-yard sack on a Purdue third-and-17 from the MSU 18 in the second quarter, leading to a failed Boilermaker 50-yard field-goal attempt...senior defensive end Jonal Saint-Dic recorded his first sack of the season, a 13-yarder in the third quarter...senior linebacker David Herron Jr. sacked Curtis Painter for a loss of eight yards in the fourth quarter for his first sack of the year.
The Spartan defense also recorded 7.0 tackles for loss, led by David Herron Jr., with two for 10 yards. Herron also forced a fumble and had eight tackles.
Junior Travis Key recorded a career-best nine tackles.
Freshman cornerback Kendall Davis-Clark forced a fumble on a Boilermaker punt return late in the third quarter, and Andrew Hawken recovered for the Spartans on the Purdue 24-yard line...it was Davis-Clark's second forced fumble of the season (Notre Dame).
The Spartan defense limited the Boilermakers to 10 total yards of offense in the third quarter.