Migraine can’t stop Purdue QB Caleb TerBush
By Michael Osipoff 648-3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org September 15, 2012 11:32PM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:50AM
WEST LAFAYETTE — Despite having been ill as late as Friday night, Caleb TerBush quarterbacked Purdue for most of its 54-16 win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
With Robert Marve sidelined with his third ACL injury, new No. 2 Rob Henry played relatively sparingly, with No. 3 Austin Parker even getting some mop-up work.
TerBush said he had been suffering from a migraine.
“I feel good now,” he said. “We got a ‘W,’ we scored 54 points. You can’t really feel bad after that one.
“It (the migraine) was nothing major. It just popped up, we dealt with it, we got a win, move on to the next one.”
TerBush went 16-of-24 for 158 yards and two touchdowns with one interception, returned for a touchdown, also rushing for a score.
“I don’t think he played all that well. … He was out of sorts,” Boilermakers coach Danny Hope said. “I was glad that he sucked it up, and went out there and gave us a good effort. But certainly not his best performance.”
Henry played two-plus series beginning with 3:08 left in the third quarter, before giving way to redshirt freshman walk-on Parker with less than six minutes left in the game for the final one-plus series.
He also was briefly on the field midway through the second quarter, including one play lining up in the backfield with TerBush at quarterback.
“The more reps you get, the more comfortable you get in the game,” said Henry, who has been behind on reps as he continues his recovery from last season’s torn ACL.
Henry completed 2-of-6 passes for 26 yards, and ran for 17 yards on two carries against the Eagles. Hope removed him from the game to make sure he didn’t get injured.
“He’s very, very important to us right now,” Hope said. “So it was good that he was able to get on the field and throw the ball some, and manufacture some drives.
“It’s not where he can be, and he’s going to work hard to get better. Today was a big step for him.”
Marve was on the sideline, wearing his No. 9 jersey and a Purdue cap.