WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 10 (UPI) --
Brandon Kirsch completed 22-of-34 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead the 13th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers to a 49-24 victory over Akron.
Jerod Void rushed for 101 yards and a TD, Dustin Keller caught two touchdown passes, and Kory Sheets rushed for a TD and added another on defense for the Boilermakers (1-0).
Luke Getsy was 25-of-44 for 283 yards with two touchdowns for Akron (0-1), which has lost both career meetings against the Boilermakers. Akron's Jason Montgomery caught five passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns.
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