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Purdue caps Brohm's 1st year with 38-35 bowl win vs. Arizona

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) When Elijah Sindelar took the field for Purdue's late comeback attempt in a bowl game he thought back on a failed opportunity in a similar situation in the season opener.

The difference from that interception he threw against Louisville to a bowl-game winning touchdown against Arizona sums up the progress the Boilermakers made in their first season under coach Jeff Brohm.

Sindelar threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Mahoungou with 1:44 remaining and Purdue capped its most successful season in years in dramatic style with a 38-35 victory over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday night.

''I just did not want to do that again,'' Sindelar said about his interception in the opener. ''I remembered that feeling, I was going to try to do everything I could to make sure we didn't have to experience that again.''

The Boilermakers (7-6) had squandered a 17-point halftime lead when Khalil Tate threw his fifth TD pass with 3:21 remaining to give the Wildcats (7-6) the lead.

But Sindelar responded with a 75-yard drive that ended with the deep throw into the end zone to Mahoungou, giving the Boilermakers their first winning record since 2011 and first bowl win over a major conference team since beating Washington in the 2002 Sun Bowl. Purdue had won only nine games in the previous four seasons before Brohm arrived.

''That's a memory you'll cherish for the rest of your life,'' Brohm said ''They definitely earned it because they put in the hard work, have gone through the adversity and continued to hang in there.''

Sindelar threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns, with Mahoungou (118 yards) and Gregory Phillips (149) each topping the 100-yard mark and catching two TD passes.

Tate was just as good, showing he can win with his arm as well as he can with his legs that carried him to 1,353 yards rushing in the regular season. Tate threw for 302 yards and five touchdowns but his late interception to Jacob Thieneman ended the comeback attempt.

''They made one more play than we did at the end to win,'' coach Rich Rodriguez said. ''It's pretty simple. Give them credit but I'm also pretty excited about the future.''

Brohm pulled out all the stops, going for it three times on fourth down, calling a couple of flea-flickers and using an innovative trick play on a fake kneel down to set up a field goal at the end of the first half that made it 31-14.

THE TAKEAWAY

Purdue: The Boilermakers were dynamic in the 31-point first half, showing off offensive prowess that was rarely seen on a consistent basis during the regular season. The offense stalled mostly in the second half before the winning score. The most promising drive before that ended when Markell Jones got stopped just short of the first-down marker on a fourth-down pass.

Arizona: The Boilermakers managed to keep Tate's electric running in check, holding him to just 58 yards on 20 carries. But that opened up space for him to exploit them with downfield throws and he had career highs in touchdown passes and yards passing.

DISPUTED PLAY

Arizona was still steaming after the game about the fake kneel down at end of the first half on a play Purdue practiced all season.

The Boilermakers took over at their 32 with 56 seconds left after Tate lost a fumble. Purdue appeared to be taking a knee on the play to run out the clock, but running back D.J. Knox was crouching hidden behind a guard. Sindelar then handed the ball to Knox, who waited a second as the linemen stood and then ran around left end for a 30-yard gain that helped set up the field goal.

Rodriguez thought it should have been a dead play because he said the officials told his players not to rush.

''If the refs tells us it's a kneel it's really a dead play,'' linebacker Tony Fields II said. ''We can't do anything as linebackers or DBs. They don't even want us to rush the quarterback because that's an injury prevention thing. They got us.''

Brohm successfully ran a similar play in the Boca Raton Bowl last year at Western Kentucky.

THEY SAID IT

Mahoungou hurt his shoulder the play before his winning catch but wasn't going to leave the game. He drew on a saying from position coach JaMarcus Shephard.

''He says, `Don't tell me how rough the seas are, just bring me the damn ship,'' Mahoungou said. ''So I just had to bring the damn ship.''

UP NEXT

Purdue: The Boilermakers will try to build on Brohm's successful first season. They start with a tough conference test when they host Northwestern on Aug. 30.

Arizona: The Wildcats are excited to see what a full season with Tate at quarterback looks like. The 2018 campaign will start at home against BYU on Sept. 1.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:44
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
38
Touchdown 1:44
2-E.Sindelar complete to 21-A.Mahoungou. 21-A.Mahoungou runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
75
yds
01:37
pos
35
37
Point After TD 3:21
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
31
Touchdown 3:21
14-K.Tate complete to 6-S.Brown. 6-S.Brown runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
67
yds
02:26
pos
34
31
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:31
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
31
Touchdown 6:31
14-K.Tate complete to 2-T.Johnson. 2-T.Johnson runs 40 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on PUR 41-J.Thieneman Pass interference declined.
4
plays
51
yds
01:27
pos
27
31
Point After TD 8:53
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
31
Touchdown 8:53
14-K.Tate complete to 9-T.Ellison. 9-T.Ellison runs 40 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
97
yds
03:21
pos
20
31
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
13-S.Evans 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
59
yds
00:51
pos
14
31
Point After TD 4:11
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 4:11
1-D.Knox runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
80
yds
02:06
pos
14
27
Point After TD 9:12
13-S.Evans extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Missed Two Point Conversion 9:12
13-S.Evans extra point is no good. Penalty on ARI 9-D.Cruikshank Offside 2 yards enforced at ARI 3. No Play.
plays
yds
pos
14
20
Touchdown 9:19
2-E.Sindelar complete to 10-G.Phillips. 10-G.Phillips runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
90
yds
4:46
pos
14
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:22
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 2:22
2-E.Sindelar complete to 10-G.Phillips. 10-G.Phillips runs 42 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
01:47
pos
14
13
Point After TD 4:09
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 4:09
14-K.Tate complete to 9-T.Ellison. 9-T.Ellison runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
34
yds
01:06
pos
13
7
Point After TD 6:43
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:43
14-K.Tate complete to 19-S.Poindexter. 19-S.Poindexter runs 31 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
68
yds
01:00
pos
6
7
Point After TD 11:43
13-S.Evans extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:43
2-E.Sindelar complete to 21-A.Mahoungou. 21-A.Mahoungou runs 31 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
60
yds
01:24
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 27
Rushing 5 11
Passing 12 15
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 4-14 7-19
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-3
Total Net Yards 424 529
Total Plays 69 93
Avg Gain 6.1 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 128 159
Rush Attempts 43 40
Avg Rush Yards 3.0 4.0
Net Yards Passing 296 370
Comp. - Att. 17-26 33-53
Yards Per Pass 11.4 7.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-6 3-26
Penalties - Yards 6-47 5-50
Touchdowns 5 5
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 5 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 9-36.3 6-43.2
Return Yards 111 27
Punts - Returns 2--12 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 5-123 1-27
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 5/5 6/7
Extra Points 5/5 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Arizona 7-6 14014735
Purdue 7-6 14170738
296 PASS YDS 370
128 RUSH YDS 159
424 TOTAL YDS 529
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.4% 302 5 1 218.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.4% 1893 19 10 160.8
K. Tate 17/26 302 5 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
173 1469 12
K. Tate 20 58 0 15
N. Wilson 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
136 643 6
N. Wilson 8 29 0 10
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
156 866 5
J. Taylor 10 19 0 8
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 64 0
S. Brown 2 13 0 8
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 103 1
T. Johnson 2 7 0 7
Z. Green 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 314 11
Z. Green 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Ellison 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 102 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 700 7
T. Ellison 4 102 2 40
S. Poindexter 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 365 2
S. Poindexter 5 71 1 31
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 62 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 635 7
S. Brown 4 62 1 24
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 40 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 341 2
T. Johnson 1 40 1 40
B. Casteel 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 48 0
B. Casteel 1 24 0 24
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 52 2
J. Taylor 2 3 0 5
C. Peterson 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 57 0
C. Peterson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Fields II 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
14-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-0 1 1.0
T. Fields II 14-0 1.0 0
J. Whittaker 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 3 0.0
J. Whittaker 12-0 0.0 0
C. Schooler 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
C. Schooler 7-0 0.0 0
D. Cruikshank 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 3 1.0
D. Cruikshank 6-1 1.0 0
L. Burns 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 5 1.0
L. Burns 6-0 1.0 0
S. Young Jr. 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
S. Young Jr. 4-1 0.0 1
D. Flannigan-Fowles 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 3 0.0
D. Flannigan-Fowles 3-0 0.0 0
T. Young 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Young 3-0 0.0 0
D. Miller 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Miller 3-0 0.0 0
L. Bruno 60 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Bruno 1-0 0.0 0
J. Belknap 86 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Belknap 1-0 0.0 0
T. Wood 8 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Wood 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Pollack 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 5/5
SEASON FG XP
11/15 70/72
J. Pollack 0/0 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Glatting 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 36.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 36.0 3
J. Glatting 9 36.3 3 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 25.5 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
31 25.9 29 0
T. Johnson 4 25.5 29 0
C. Peterson 18 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 19.8 21 0
C. Peterson 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -6.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 8.9 0 2
S. Brown 2 -6.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.3% 396 4 1 146.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.6% 2495 22 8 127.3
E. Sindelar 33/53 396 4 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 101 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 662 3
D. Knox 11 101 1 30
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 86 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
134 652 1
M. Jones 21 86 0 24
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 17 2
J. Anthrop 1 0 0 0
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 -100 0
E. Sindelar 4 -24 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Phillips 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
14 149 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
58 573 4
G. Phillips 14 149 2 42
A. Mahoungou 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 118 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 806 10
A. Mahoungou 6 118 2 38
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 174 2
D. Knox 3 36 0 21
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
50 455 5
J. Anthrop 3 32 0 21
B. Hopkins 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 374 3
B. Hopkins 2 25 0 15
C. Herdman 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 346 3
C. Herdman 1 15 0 15
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 232 0
J. Sparks 1 10 0 10
D. Pittman 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
D. Pittman 1 7 0 7
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 58 0
M. Jones 2 4 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Bailey 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 1 0.0
M. Bailey 10-1 0.0 0
J. Bentley 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 1.0
J. Bentley 6-3 1.0 0
D. Ezechukwu 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
D. Ezechukwu 5-0 0.0 0
N. Mosley 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 2 0.0
N. Mosley 5-2 0.0 0
L. Neal 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
L. Neal 3-0 1.0 0
G. Robinson 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
G. Robinson 3-0 0.0 0
D. Hunte 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. Hunte 2-0 0.0 0
K. Higgins 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Higgins 1-0 0.0 0
J. Okonye 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Okonye 1-0 0.0 0
S. Smiley 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Smiley 1-0 0.0 0
A. Larkin 45 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Larkin 1-0 0.0 0
R. Ellis 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
R. Ellis 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Dellinger 85 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
9/14 22/22
J. Dellinger 0/1 0 3/3 3
Sp. Evans 13 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
1/1 0/0
Sp. Evans 1/1 26 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
79 40.7 2
J. Schopper 6 43.2 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 24.7 27 0
J. Anthrop 1 27.0 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:57 ARIZ 16 1:44 3 8 Punt
11:38 ARIZ 33 1:20 3 3 Punt
7:43 ARIZ 32 1:00 4 68 TD
5:15 PURDUE 34 1:06 3 34 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:22 ARIZ 25 2:10 8 25 Punt
9:06 ARIZ 38 2:41 7 21 Punt
4:05 ARIZ 33 2:03 6 11 Punt
1:35 ARIZ 20 0:45 5 48 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:14 ARIZ 28 3:21 9 72 TD
7:58 ARIZ 49 1:27 4 51 TD
4:35 ARIZ 14 1:23 3 -4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:39 ARIZ 6 1:16 3 8 Punt
12:43 ARIZ 37 0:43 3 4 Punt
9:48 ARIZ 12 1:40 4 9 Punt
5:47 ARIZ 33 2:26 7 67 TD
1:39 ARIZ 32 0:15 3 32 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:07 PURDUE 40 1:24 6 60 TD
10:12 PURDUE 16 2:22 6 12 Punt
6:43 PURDUE 25 1:23 4 9 Downs
4:09 PURDUE 25 1:47 5 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:16 PURDUE 10 5:04 14 90 TD
6:17 PURDUE 20 2:06 6 80 TD
1:57 PURDUE 47 0:15 3 1 Punt
0:56 PURDUE 32 0:51 6 59 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PURDUE 25 2:41 8 47 FG Miss
8:53 PURDUE 25 0:50 4 24 INT
6:26 PURDUE 29 1:42 3 8 Punt
3:06 ARIZ 43 1:20 3 -1 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 PURDUE 44 2:06 6 19 Downs
11:53 PURDUE 17 1:46 5 4 Punt
8:03 PURDUE 28 2:09 4 -1 Punt
3:21 PURDUE 25 1:37 8 75 TD
1:16 PURDUE 36 0:53 4 -3