2007 Motor City Bowl
Purdue 51, CMU 48
December 26, 2007
Chris Summers’ 40-yard field goal on the final play lifted Purdue to a 51-48 win over CMU in the highest scoring Motor City Bowl in history.
An MCB record crowd of 60,624 took in an offensive shootout that featured 1,022 yards of offense and saw the Chippewas twice tie the score after trailing by 21 points three times.
Dan LeFevour hit Bryan Anderson for a 19-yard touchdown with 1:09 remaining. Andrew Aguila’s point-after evened the score at 48-48.
Curtis Painter then completed 4-of-5 passes to set up the game-winning kick.
Nick Bellore, who finished with a game-high 11 tackles, intercepted a pass on the game’s opening possession that led to a 27-yard Aguila field goal and a 3-0 CMU lead just over two minutes into the contest.
The Boilermakers scored on six straight possessions to close the first half. CMU, meanwhile, mustered a 47-yard field goal and a 49-yard scoring pass from LeFevour to Anderson and trailed 34-13 at halftime.
Antonio Brown scored on a 76-yard catch-and-run on the second play of the third quarter, but Painter threw a scoring pass to Jake Standeford with 12:53 remaining in the period.
LeFevour threw a 10-yard TD pass to Anderson and scored on runs of 9 and 4 yards to tie the score at 41 with 10 seconds left in the third quarter.
Purdue went back in front on Jaycen Taylor’s 13-yard run with 8:19 left.
CMU took over on its own 34-yard line with 2:15 left. Facing third-and-16 from the 28, LeFevour hit Duane Brooks for 24 yards, Anderson for 13 yards, ran for 16 yards and connected with Anderson for 19 yards in succession to draw the Chippewas even on the scoreboard for the final time.
|Attendance - 60,624|
|CMU||1||Aguila 27-yard field goal
|Purdue||1||Sheets 1-yard run (Summers PAT)
|Purdue||1||Orton 29-yard pass from Painter (Summers PAT)|
|CMU||1||Aguila 47-yard field goal
|Purdue||1||Keller 62-yard pass from Painter (Summers PAT)|
|Purdue||2||Summers 30-yard field goal
|Purdue||2||Summers 21-yard field goal|
|CMU||2||Anderson 49-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila PAT)|
|Purdue||2||Sheets 1-yard run (Summers PAT)|
|CMU||3||Brown 76-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila PAT)
|Purdue||3||Standeford 19-yard pass from Painter (Summers PAT)
|CMU||3||Anderson 10-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila PAT)|
|CMU||3||LeFevour 9-yard run (Aguila PAT)|
|CMU||3||LeFevour 4-yard run (Aguila PAT)|
|Purdue||4||Taylor 13-yard run (Summers PAT)|
|CMU||4||Anderson 19-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila PAT)|
|Purdue||4||Summers 40-yard field goal|
|Total Net Yards||587||435|
|Time of Possession||29:18||30:42|
CMU – Dan LeFevour 33-114, Justin Hoskins 6-15, Antonio Brown 2-14, Ontario Sneed 2-2, TM 1-(-2)
Purdue – Kory Sheets 12-27, Jaycen Taylor 10-23, TM 1-(-3), Curtis Painter 4-(-6)
CMU – Dan LeFevour 17-34-0 for 292; Antonio Brown 0-1-1 for 0
Purdue – Curtis Painter 35-54-2 for 546
CMU – Bryan Anderson 7-129, Antonio Brown 4-94, Duane Brooks 2-50, Ontario Sneed 2-9, Kito Poblah 1-5, J.J. Watt 1-5
Purdue – Greg Orton 9-136, Jake Standeford 8-112, Dustin Keller 7-150, Dorien Bryant 5-65, Kory Sheets 3-46, Jaycen Taylor 2-11, Desmond Tardy 1-26