Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - 12/27/2011
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Purdue holds off Western Michigan for bowl victory

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve threw for touchdowns, helping Purdue hold on for a 37-32 victory over Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, while Carson Wiggs kicked three field goals and recovered two onside kicks. The Boilermakers (7-6) also recovered a fumble with under two minutes left to secure a victory in their first postseason appearance since the 2007 season, when they won the Motor City Bowl.

It was Purdue's first bowl game under third-year head coach Danny Hope.

The Boilermakers grabbed control with a 20-point second quarter, and Western Michigan (7-6) wasn't able to catch up. The Broncos have not won a bowl game in four tries.continue>>

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