Simulation 3: Rob Henry
Rob Henry’s team’s quest against FCS East was so successful, the backup quarterback saw enough playing time to win Player Of The Game. Purdue beat FCS East 68-0, a win that was so out of hand that Purdue pulled its starters midway through the third quarter.
It started off with Henry connecting with Crosby Wright from 10 yards out with 7:34 to go. Less than two minutes later, Henry ran it in himself from the one yard line. Paul Griggs added a 36-yard field goal three minutes later to put the Boilers up 17-0 at the end of the first.
They would add 17 more in the second quarter, with Griggs hitting another field goal, this time from 35 yards out, with 12:45 left in the quarter. Akeem Shavers ran it in from the six yard line six minutes later and Crosby Wright caught his second TD pass from Henry two minutes after that. The Boilers led 34-0 at the half.
It was more of the same in the third quarter, with Shavers scoring on a one-yard run with 12:46 to go in the quarter. Backup quarterback Caleb Terbush ran it in from 7 yards out with 9:28 to go, then hit Gary Bush on an 18-yard TD pass with two seconds to go in the quarter. Griggs missed the extra point, however, to put Purdue’s lead at JUST 54-0.
Terbush hit Gabe Holmes with a 27-yard TD pass with 3:19 left in the game, then Frankie Williams returned an interception 43 yards on the ensuing defensive possession to finish the scoring for the day.
Henry was 10-for-23, for 175 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked once and ran for 54 yards on 11 attempts. He had a 127.3 QB rating.
Backup quarterback and game MVP Caleb Terbush was 5-of-8 for 112 yards and two scores. He had a 262.5 QB rating.
As a team the Boilers put up 533 yards, with 246 coming on 43 rushing attempts and 287 coming on 31 passing attempts. The defense gave up just 99 yards and spectacularly held FCS East to 3-of-24 passing, with three interceptions. That’s right, Purdue caught as many of FCS East’s passes as its own receivers did.
Check back tomorrow to see how Purdue did against Notre Dame in what is labeled the “Game of the Week”!