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Purdue wins big in Joe Tiller's finale

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Joe Tiller ended his college football coaching career Saturday with a resounding 62-10 win over Indiana.

Tiller finished his 12th season in West Lafayette as the Boilermakers' winningest football coach ever with 87 victories, including 10 bowl games in the previous 11 seasons.

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He also guided the Boilermakers to the Rose Bowl, beat Notre Dame five times, and Saturday's 52-point victory was the largest winning margin in the 111-game history of the annual battle for the symbolic Old Oaken Bucket.

"All the breaks came our way today," a subdued Tiller told reporters. "I don't even think we punted, which might be a first for my coaching career."

In Tiller's last game, Purdue scored on its first 10 possessions, and quarterback Curtis Painter completed 38-of-54 passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns.

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