Simulation 2: Caleb Terbush
Terbush led the Boilers into South Bend to face the #14-ranked Irish coming off a week one win. The Boilers came out of the gate hot, looking very impressive as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. OJ Ross caught a 49-yard pass from Terbush on the Boilers’ first possession to take a lead with 11:28 to go, then Paul Griggs hit a 41-yard field goal with 3:34 remaining in the quarter.
The second quarter didn’t go nearly as smoothly, as Notre Dame came roaring back. First, the Irish got on the scoreboard iwth a 42-yard field goal with 7:08 left in the half. On the Boilers’ ensuing possession, Terbush was knocked out for the game and Robert Marve came in. Later, Everett Golson completed a 40-yard pass to tie the game with 2:14 left in the half. Purdue couldn’t answer, and Marve became the second Boiler QB of the day to find himself knocked out of the game.
The third quarter was much like the second, only with Rob Henry running the show. The Irish scored on a one-yard run with 6:59 to go in the quarter and then hit a field goal from 41 yards out with 36 seconds left. They led 20-10 at the end of three.
Henry did his best to guide the Boilers back, but managed only to get into field goal range on the Boilers’ first possession of the fourth quarter. Griggs made the score 20-13 with 11:20 to go in the game. The Irish locked up the victory on a 44-yard catch by John Goodman from the backup QB with 6:30 left to win 27-13.
Terbush was 2-for-7 on the day, for 78 yards and one touchdown. Henry was 9-for-21 for 120 yards and Marve was 5-10 for 41 yards. No Boiler quarterbacks threw an interception.
Akeem Shavers led the Boilers in rushing, with 17 carries for 80 yards. Terbush recorded seven carries for 36 yards. Four other Boilers, including both backup QBs, had multiple rushing attempts, but none recorded more than 10 yards.
Antavian Edison led the Purdue receiving corps with six catches for 115 yards. Crosby Wright, Akeem Hunt and OJ Ross all had three catches.