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COL FB: Minnesota 42, Purdue 35 (2OT)

Sept. 24, 2005 at 5:38 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Gary Russell's third touchdown of the game in the second overtime Saturday gave Minnesota a 42-35 victory over 10th-ranked Purdue.

Russell rushed for two TDs and scored another on a reception for the Golden Gophers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who are off to a 4-0 start for the fourth straight year.

Laurence Maroney ran the ball 46 times for a career-high 217 yards in the victory, while Bryan Cupito completed 22-of-35 passes for 271 yards with three touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Kory Sheets rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Boilermakers (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten.) Brandon Kirsch passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss.

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