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Akeem Shavers

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Purdue Beats Indiana 56-35 With Late Flurry

Akeem Shavers broke open a close game with three scores during a 4½-minute span in the fourth quarter, giving Purdue a 56-35 victory over archrival Indiana on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Purdue Holds On For 20-17 Victory Over Illinois

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday.

11/17/2012

Players from the Purdue Boilermakers run on the court as a Purdue cheerleader waves a flag prior to taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Purdue Beats Western Michigan 37-32 In Pizza Bowl

Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Purdue coach Danny Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

12/27/2011