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1997 Purdue Boilermakers Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Tiller (9-3)

PS/G: 33.0 (18th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 22.2 (45th of 112)
SRS: 8.48 (25th of 112) ▪ SOS: 1.07 (49th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Alamo Bowl 33-20 versus Oklahoma State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 20.5 38.1 53.8 285.2 1.8 33.4 174.0 5.2 2.0
Defense 12 18.8 32.5 57.7 223.3 1.3 43.6 178.1 4.1 1.3
Difference +1.7 +5.6 -3.9 +61.9 +0.5 -10.2 -4.1 +1.1 +0.7

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Billy Dicken 224 407 55.0 3136 7.7 7.0 21 16 128.9
2 Drew Brees 19 43 44.2 232 5.4 4.3 0 1 84.9
3 Vinny Sutherland 1 2 50.0 20 10.0 10.0 0 0 134.0
4 Eric Haddad 1 2 50.0 1 0.5 0.5 0 0 54.2
5 Chris Daniels 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2
6 Isaac Jones 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
7 Brian Alford 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Edwin Watson 175 927 5.3 11 31 411 13.3 2 206 1338 6.5 13
2 Billy Dicken 97 351 3.6 6 2 21 10.5 0 99 372 3.8 6
3 Kendall Matthews 79 560 7.1 2 4 46 11.5 0 83 606 7.3 2
4 Eric Haddad 16 62 3.9 0 3 29 9.7 0 19 91 4.8 0
5 Vinny Sutherland 13 111 8.5 2 34 357 10.5 2 47 468 10.0 4
6 Drew Brees 10 9 0.9 2 10 9 0.9 2
7 Tarah Graham 5 55 11.0 1 5 55 11.0 1
8 Donald Winston 2 10 5.0 0 32 361 11.3 1 34 371 10.9 1
9 Isaac Jones 1 20 20.0 0 41 443 10.8 4 42 463 11.0 4
10 Chris Clopton 1 2 2.0 0 2 33 16.5 0 3 35 11.7 0
11 Brian Alford 1 -8 -8.0 0 63 1228 19.5 10 64 1220 19.1 10
12 Jon Blackman 13 201 15.5 0 13 201 15.5 0
13 Gabe Cox 10 92 9.2 1 10 92 9.2 1
14 Willie Tillman 8 86 10.8 1 8 86 10.8 1
15 Chris Daniels 3 114 38.0 1 3 114 38.0 1

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Adrian Beasley 4 100 25.0 0
2 Lamar Conard 4 47 11.8 0
3 Mike Rose 4 80 20.0 2
4 Henry Bell 3 0 0.0 0
5 Lee Brush 2 0 0.0 0
6 Michael Hawthorne 2 45 22.5 0
7 Willie Burroughs 1 12 12.0 0
8 Billy Gustin 1 0 0.0 0
9 Warren Moore 1 0 0.0 0
10 David Nugent 1 4 4.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Chris Clopton 28 590 21.1 0
2 Lee Johnson 5 85 17.0 0
3 Vinny Sutherland 1 19 19.0 0 15 147 9.8 0
4 Lee Brush 1 15 15.0 0
5 Eric Haddad 1 4 4.0 0
6 Isaac Jones 1 0 0.0 0
7 Robert Tolbert 1 0 0.0 0
8 Donald Winston 5 36 7.2 0
9 Brian Alford 2 19 9.5 0
10 Lamar Conard 1 -2 -2.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Shane Ryan 45 47 95.7 9 14 64.3 72
2 Chris Arnce 2 4 50.0
3 Brandon Kaser 26 1163 44.7
4 Danny Rogers 23 826 35.9