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Big plays, stop on late 2-point try gives Rutgers 14-12 win

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Things are turning around for Rutgers football.

The 16-game losing streak in the Big Ten Conference came to an end last week, and Chris Ash's kids took another step Saturday with a 14-12 win over Purdue that gave the Scarlet Knights (3-4, 2-2) consecutive wins in the league for the first time since joining in 2014.

''The fact that I get to watch them celebrate the way they have the last two weekends, that's all the gratification I need,'' said Ash, whose team went winless in the conference last season. ''That's the only thing I worry about. I don't care if it's two wins in a row, three. Every Saturday we get one win and they get to celebrate like that, man, that's so rewarding.''

The loss was a step back for Purdue (3-4, 1-3) which came into the game thinking about its first postseason bid since the 2012 season.

The Boilermakers did everything but win. They outgained Rutgers 474-217 and had the ball for 85 plays, 30 more than Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights just made the big plays.

Gus Edwards scored on a 74-yard run on Rutgers' second offensive play and Gio Rescigno threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to halfback Raheem Blackshear in the second half to account for the scoring.

The defense forced two turnovers and limited Purdue to 4 of 19 on third- and fourth-down conversion attempts. It also came up with a defensive stop on the 2-point conversion after Anthony Mahoungou made a one-handed catch of a 10-yard touchdown pass by David Blough with 25 seconds to play to cut the lead to two points.

Blough rolled to his right on the game-tying attempt but the Scarlet Knights gave him no place to run and his pass sailed over the heads of his receivers.

''We gave them three options that they would possibly do, and they did one of them and we defended it,'' Ash said of the final defensive play.

The Scarlet Knights, who were 5-23 in conference play after a win over Illinois last week, never trailed. Edwards broke an ankle tackle near the left side of the line of scrimmage and went almost untouched the rest of the way for the Scarlet Knights' longest run from scrimmage in a Big Ten game.

Purdue, which had a chance against now-No. 5 Wisconsin in the fourth quarter last week, got a 26-yard field goal from Spencer Evans early in the second quarter after a 10-play drive bogged down at the 4-yard line.

Rescigno stretched the lead to 14-3 early in the third quarter when the Boilermakers blew a coverage on a third-and-19 play from the Purdue 35. Blackshear circled out of the backfield and linebacker Danny Ezechukwu went for a play-action fake. Rescigno lofted the ball to a wide-open back and he scored after eluding a tackle attempt at the 5-yard line.

''It feels good. I can't sit here and lie,'' Rutgers fifth-year senior guard Dorian Miller said of the winning streak. ''Two Big Ten games back-to-back. And like I was saying before, usually those games at home the past couple of years (don't go our way).''

J.D. Dellinger had hit a 24-yard field goal on the series after Rescigno's TD pass to get Purdue within 14-6.

''It's tough because those defensive guys are playing so well and we are just letting them down,'' said Blough, who has shared the quarterback job with Elijah Sindelar on an offense that has five field goals and a touchdown in its last two games.

Blough ran for 21 yards after escaping a sack attempt and hit Terry Wright for 16 yards on the nine-play, 70-yard drive that almost allowed Purdue to tie the game.

''We going to have to figure it out and improve,'' said Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, who took over the team this season. ''We have a long ways to go. While it is, in my opinion, two steps backward, those things happen. As upset as I am and our team is, you have to use it as fuel to drive.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Purdue: Still has a shot at its first postseason berth with games against Nebraska, Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa and Indiana.

Rutgers: Has to be kicking itself for dropping a 16-13 decision to Eastern Michigan in the second week of the season. Had it not given EMU its first win over a Power-5 school, the Scarlet Knights would be 4-3 with winnable games against Maryland and Indiana on the schedule.

UP NEXT

Purdue: Plays host to Nebraska on Saturday night.

Rutgers: At No. 19 Michigan on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:25
11-D.Blough incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
12
14
Touchdown 0:25
11-D.Blough complete to 21-A.Mahoungou. 21-A.Mahoungou runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
80
yds
01:55
pos
12
14
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:25
85-J.Dellinger 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
73
yds
04:30
pos
6
14
Point After TD 8:02
97-A.Harte extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 8:02
17-G.Rescigno complete to 25-R.Blackshear. 25-R.Blackshear runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
79
yds
04:07
pos
3
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:10
13-S.Evans 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
82
yds
01:07
pos
3
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:23
97-A.Harte extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:23
13-G.Edwards runs 74 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
80
yds
00:45
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 25 8
Rushing 13 5
Passing 10 3
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 3-15 3-15
4th Down Conv 1-4 0-0
Total Net Yards 474 206
Total Plays 85 55
Avg Gain 5.6 3.7
Net Yards Rushing 279 130
Rush Attempts 41 37
Avg Rush Yards 6.8 3.5
Net Yards Passing 195 76
Comp. - Att. 23-44 9-18
Yards Per Pass 4.4 4.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-11
Penalties - Yards 8-50 4-35
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-42.3 12-43.6
Return Yards 40 31
Punts - Returns 5-2 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-38 1-31
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-0
Kicking 2/2 2/2
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Purdue 3-4 033612
Rutgers 3-4 707014
195 PASS YDS 76
279 RUSH YDS 130
474 TOTAL YDS 206
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.7% 138 0 2 77.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.7% 907 6 5 110.8
E. Sindelar 15/29 138 0 2
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 57 1 0 107.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 745 8 4 143.8
D. Blough 8/15 57 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 84 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 236 0
D. Knox 13 84 0 41
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 140 1
M. Jones 13 68 0 14
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 113 1
R. Worship 5 51 0 26
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 54 1
D. Blough 6 36 0 21
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 70 0
J. Sparks 2 22 0 18
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
J. Schopper 1 13 0 13
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 -7 0
E. Sindelar 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Mahoungou 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 300 2
A. Mahoungou 4 47 1 21
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 267 4
J. Anthrop 4 39 0 26
T. Wright 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 158 0
T. Wright 4 28 0 16
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 37 0
M. Jones 3 25 0 13
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 76 0
J. Sparks 1 22 0 22
G. Phillips 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 168 0
G. Phillips 3 14 0 7
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 2
R. Worship 1 10 0 10
C. Herdman 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 256 2
C. Herdman 1 6 0 6
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 72 1
D. Knox 1 2 0 2
I. Zico 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 20 0
I. Zico 1 2 0 2
B. Hopkins 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 224 3
B. Hopkins 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Okonye 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Okonye 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Dellinger 85 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
5/8 8/8
J. Dellinger 1/1 24 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 43.4 1
J. Schopper 6 42.3 1 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 12.7 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 19.6 18 0
D. Knox 3 12.7 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 0.4 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 1.2 4 0
J. Anthrop 5 0.4 4 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Rescigno 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 87 1 0 108.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 199 1 0 120.1
G. Rescigno 9/18 87 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
G. Edwards 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 94 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
107 487 5
G. Edwards 14 94 1 74
R. Martin 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 278 2
R. Martin 8 34 0 16
R. Blackshear 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 216 3
R. Blackshear 6 17 0 7
G. Rescigno 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 -11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 56 0
G. Rescigno 7 -11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Blackshear 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 83 1
R. Blackshear 2 39 1 35
J. Washington 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 163 1
J. Washington 3 22 0 15
N. Griffin-Stewart 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 58 1
N. Griffin-Stewart 1 16 0 16
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 167 1
J. Grant 1 5 0 5
G. Edwards 13 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 74 0
G. Edwards 2 5 0 6
M. Jabbie 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Jabbie 0 0 0 0
E. Wormley 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
E. Wormley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Gray 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
K. Gray 0-0 0.0 1
D. Hayes 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Hayes 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Harte 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/6 20/20
A. Harte 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Anderson 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
12 43.6 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
48 44.3 4
R. Anderson 12 43.6 4 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 31.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 20.3 31 0
J. Grant 1 31.0 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:58 PURDUE 16 1:38 4 26 Punt
12:17 PURDUE 14 1:39 6 37 Punt
6:36 PURDUE 21 1:47 6 27 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:17 PURDUE 19 1:07 11 72 FG
10:25 PURDUE 8 3:11 9 46 Downs
6:06 PURDUE 20 2:53 7 26 Punt
2:10 PURDUE 47 0:00 1 53 INT
0:24 PURDUE 25 0:03 2 5 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 PURDUE 16 1:04 3 4 Punt
7:55 PURDUE 20 4:30 10 73 FG
1:15 PURDUE 20 0:57 3 1 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:16 PURDUE 10 3:16 8 60 Downs
9:18 PURDUE 27 0:00 1 73 INT
6:56 PURDUE 22 2:53 10 26 Downs
2:20 PURDUE 30 1:55 10 70 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 RUT 20 0:45 2 80 TD
10:30 RUT 20 3:45 6 17 Punt
4:41 RUT 13 3:17 8 31 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:05 RUT 25 1:25 3 6 Punt
7:10 RUT 45 0:56 3 -2 Punt
3:04 RUT 20 0:49 3 -5 Punt
2:01 RUT 11 1:29 5 13 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 RUT 25 1:28 3 3 Punt
12:09 RUT 31 4:07 8 69 TD
3:14 RUT 31 1:51 3 8 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:06 PURDUE 46 0:00 3 5 Punt
10:56 RUT 31 1:28 3 -2 Punt
9:10 RUT 40 2:07 3 -9 Punt
3:58 PURDUE 48 1:33 3 -3 Punt
0:25 PURDUE 42 0:04 2 -4 Game