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Boilermakers vs Colonels Final: 48-6 - Recap

Boilermakers vs Colonels Final: 48-6 - Recap

Eastern Kentucky couldn't hang with the Boilermakers on Saturday as Purdue blasted the Colonels 48-6 in Week 1 action at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Robert Marve completed 30 of 38 pass attempts for 295 yards for the Boilermakers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Colonels defense.

Matt Denham rushed for 47 yards for Eastern Kentucky, while Jared McClain added 33 yards. Jared McClain threw for 85 yards for the Colonels, while receivers Cameron Bailey and Tyrone Goard had 60 and 16 yards respectively.

Eastern Kentucky was outgained by Purdue 547-190 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 33-10 by the Boilermakers.

The time of possession battle favored Purdue as their offense was on the field for 36:11, longer than the 23:49 of their opponents.