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Purdue down big at halftime

Purdue struggled offensively, defensively and on special teams and finds itself down 28-10 at halftime against Michigan Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Wolverines have two rushing touchdowns of 1-yard by Fitzgerald Toussaint to build a 14-0 lead.

Michigan made it 21-0 when a Raymon Taylor intercepted a pass and returned it 63 yards for a score with 12:43 left in the second quarter. Caleb TerBush threw a high pass to O.J. Ross. The receiver jumped, but the ball went through his hands and right to Taylor, who raced down the right side for the touchdown.

Purdue fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Michigan recovered, but missed a field goal.

The Boilermakers finally scored later in the second quarter, getting a 40-yard field goal by Paul Griggs.

Denard Robinson threw a 23-yard touchdown to Devin Gardner to extend the lead to 28-3 with 3:14 left.

Purdue forced a fumble and recovered late in the second quarter. The Boilermakers capitalized with a 4-yard TD pass from TerBush to Ross with 10 seconds left to make it 28-10.

Michigan has had success running the ball. The Wolverines have 114 rushing yards. Robinson has had a big day running (84) and throwing (86).

TerBush is 13 for 19 for 89 yards for the Boilermakers. He has one touchdown and one interception.

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