Detroit, MI – Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve threw for 32 victory over Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, while Carson Wiggs kicked three field goals and recovered two onside kicks. The Boilermakers (7-6) also recovered a fumble with under two minutes left to secure a victory in their first postseason appearance since the 2007 season, when they won the Motor City Bowl.
It was Purdue's first bowl game under third-year head coach Danny Hope.
The Boilermakers grabbed control with a 20-point second quarter, and Western Michigan (7-6) wasn't able to catch up. The Broncos have not won a bowl game in four tries.
Alex Carder threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns for WMU, but was intercepted four times.