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Boilermakers roll in Big Ten opener

WEST LAFAYETTE - By the time quarterback MarQueis Gray scored Minnesota's first touchdown from scrimmage with 7:55 remaining in the game, much of the 38,207 Ross-Ade Stadium crowd had thinned out considerably. The outcome had been determined long ago. Purdue rolled up 24 first-quarter points, led by 31 at the half, and coaxed to a 45-17 victory over the Gophers in the Boilermakers' Big Ten opener Saturday. Five different Purdue players scored touchdowns, led by two from Akeem Shavers, in Purdue's win. Shavers scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter, then added a 10-yard touchdown pass from Caleb TerBush in the third. Shavers' touchdown run came in the midst of a 17-point blitz over a five-minute span. Carson Wiggs had a 53-yard field goal with 5:18 still to go in the first quarter, and Ricardo Allen returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown with 18 seconds left in the period.