Purdue Football NCAA 13 Season Simulation: Week 3

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Simulation 1: Robert Marve

Marve was the only quarterback not to get injured against Notre Dame, yet his Boilermaker squad took the worst beating of the three in week two against Notre Dame. It looked like it might be much of the same in week three for the sixth-year senior, as EMU jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a 32-yard field goal with 8:51 left in the first quarter. Marve led the Boilers back, however, and drove down the field to set up an Akeem Shavers 1-yard touchdown run with 4:57 to go in the quarter, giving Purdue a 7-3 lead.

That was just a glimpse of what was to come. Marve looked stellar in the second quarter, guiding Purdue to three touchdowns in the first 11 minutes. The first came with 13:53 left in the half, when Crosby Wright caught a Marve pass from the one-yard-line. Three minutes later, Marve’s arm set Shavers up for his second rushing touchdown of the day, this one from seven yards out. Finally, Marve hit Gary Bush along the sideline for a 27-yard touchdown pass with 4:31 to play in the half, giving Purdue a 28-3 lead.

EMU did score the tiniest bit of an answer, hitting another 32 yard field goal to go into the half down 28-6.

In the third quarter, Marve threw in his third touchdown pass of the day, this time hitting Antavian Edison for a 7-yard score. Up 35-6, the Boilers started pounding the ball down EMU’s throat from there on. Marve and the Boilermaker starters didn’t see any action in the fourth quarter.

EMU did get on the board one more time, with a 5-yard pass with 4:41 to go, making the score 35-13. This only made things worse for them, however, as Akeem Hunt responded seconds later with the final score of the day on a 79-yard run to make the score 42-13.

Marve was 14-25 on the day for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He was sacked once, however, and threw two interceptions. He also ran five times for 20 yards.

Akeem Hunt led the Boilers in rushing, with 14 yards on 155 carries and one score. Akeem Shavers had two touchdowns, but just 43 yards on 9 carries.

Antavian Edison led all receivers iwth six catches for 97 yards, including a long of 34. Three Boilers had two catches, led by Gary Bush’s 66 yards.

Ricardo Allen led the defensive effort with nine tackles and a 31-yard fumble recovery. Will Lucas added eight tackles and two sacks.