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#25 Quintin Williams, #77 Tyson Clabo A Wake Forest Loss...

Moves WFU's all-time record to 368-554-34. Gives the Deacs a 1-4 record all-time against Purdue.
Halts a five-game win streak against non-conference opponents, and the first since last year's season-opening loss at Northern Illinois.
Is just the second non-conference loss for WFU during the Jim Grobe era. The Deacs have an 8-2 record outside the league since 2001.
Halts WFU's win streak over Big Ten teams at three games.

Burney Finds Endzone Again

Fullback Nick Burney scored his third touchdown of the season -- doubling his career total entering the 2003 season. Burney scored a pair of TDs last week versus NC State. Starting Streaks

Free safety Quintin Williams extended his team-high starting streak to 31 games ... Kellen Brantley (LB) and Tyson Clabo (OG) both started their 27th straight contests ... cornerback Eric King started his 23rd career contest while bandit Caron Bracy started for the 22nd straight time. On offense, the next longest starting streak is center Blake Lingruen at 13 games.

Anderson Streak Continues
Wide receiver Jason Anderson extended his streak of at least two receptions per game to 11 contests. He had both the required receptions by the first quarter.

Odds and Ends
Today's game was the 60th straight for WFU without being shutout ... after being blanked in the season-opening first quarter at Boston College, the Demon Deacons scored in seven straight quarters before being shut out in the second half.

WFU Sets Two-Game Home Attendance Mark
With 29,853 fans in attendance today, Wake Forest sets a new two-game attendance record in back-to-back home games. There were 35,741 in attendance at last week's NC State for a two-game total of 65,794. The previous record in back-to-back home games was 65,300 in 1982 (29,100 versus Appalachian State, Sept. 25 and 36,200 versus North Carolina, Oct. 9).

Low Numbers On Offense
Wake Forest's rushing total of 56 yards was the lowest during the Jim Grobe era (starting in 2001). The previous low was 140 rushing yards vs. Georgia Tech in 2001.

Swanson's Recovery Grants New Life
Riley Swanson's fumble recovery on the Ryan Plackemeier punt late in the fourth was his first career recovery. The Deacons were unable to convert on a new set of downs.

In the Grobe Era
Today's game marked the 17th of 27 games decided by less than a touchdown under head coach Jim Grobe.


Freshman strong safety Bernard Pollard made his first career start.

Stuart Schweigert's first-quarter interception was the 14th of his career, extending his own school record.

Taylor Stubblefield now has caught a pass in all 24 games he has played at Purdue. John Standeford has a streak of 22 straight, and has a reception in 37 of 39 career games.

Stubblefield moved from 12th to 8th on Purdue's career receiving yards list.

Ben Jones' 41-yard field goal was Purdue's longest since Travis Dorsch kicked a 51-yarder vs. Washington State in the 2001 Sun Bowl. The Boilermakers were 0-5 from 40-plus yards in 2002.

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