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2014 Purdue Football: Final Season Stats Dump

Akeem Hunt, Raheem Mostert, and Landon Feichter closed their careers among Purdue's best in a few categories.

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I will have a more coherent football post-mortem later this week once I have a chance to think a few things out, but there were at least a few more positives this season than last. Last year it was basically Ricardo Allen... and that's it. This year there were some decent performances that deserve to be mentioned:

  • Akeem Hunt finished with 949 yards rushing and six scores on the ground. His season was the 13th best in Purdue history in terms of yardage and was three yards short of Jerod Void's 2003 season.
  • With Hunt's 82-yard TD run he crossed the 2,000 yard barrier for his career, finishing with 2,035. He is the 12th Purdue running back to reach 2,000 career yards and first since Kory Sheets. His career is 12th in Purdue history behind Perry Williams (2,049).
  • Hunt also finished with 19 career touchdowns, (11 rushing, 6 receiving, 2 on kickoff returns). That puts him in 17th place all by himself behind Taylor Stubblefield's 21.
  • Saturday's game was Hunt's fifth career game over 100 yards rushing. Two of them were at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington.
  • Hunt finishes his career with 4,623 all-purpose yards, which is fourth in Purdue history behind Dorien Bryant (6,219), Kory Sheets (4,944), and Mike Alstott (4,710). His 82-yard TD run pushed him past Otis Armstrong (4,601) into fourth place.
  • Raheem Mostert closes his career with 2,289 career kickoff return yards, the most in Purdue history. He would have had more if not for a critical 3rd quarter penalty that negated a big return.
  • The kickoff return yards plus over 500 yards rushing this season gave Mostert 3,170 career all-purpose yards, good for 13th in Purdue history just behind Edwin Watson.
  • Paul Griggs finished a career best 16 of 20 on field goals. His 16 made kicks tied him for the sixth best season in Purdue history. It was the most made field goals since Carson Wiggs made 19 in 2011.
  • Griggs made three field goals in a game three times this year, vs. Western Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
  • In the Big Ten, Hunt finished 8th in rushing unless Corey Clement moves past him.
  • Danny Anthrop finished 9th in receptions per game in the Big Ten despite missing the last three games.
  • Landon Feichter was eighth in the Big Ten in tackles with 105.
  • Ja'Whaun Bentley had the most tackles for a freshman in the Big Ten with 76. He was also second with three fumble recoveries.
  • Feichter was also second in the Big Ten with five interceptions. His season was the eighth best in Purdue history in this category. He finished with 10 for his career, 9th most in Purdue history (though six guys had 11).