Caleb TerBush, QB, Purdue
The junior quarterback excelled mostly by avoiding mistakes; his 140-yard day included a touchdown pass and no turnovers.
Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue
Timed a MarQueis Gray pass perfectly, and his 37-yard interception return effectively crushed the Gophers' hopes of a rally.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Defensive touchdowns allowed in the Gophers' past three games.
3 Sacks by the Gophers defense, most in a game in at least two seasons.
38,207 Attendance at 61,000-plus capacity Ross-Ade Stadium.
4 Touchdowns scored by Purdue in four trips inside the Gophers 20.
0 Turnovers forced by the Gophers in their past three games.
14 Consecutive losses to Nebraska, the Gophers' next opponent.