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Rondale Moore Sets Purdue Single Season All-Purpose Yardage Record

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A small ray of light on a dark day.

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Yeah, the Music City Bowl sucked. Not a lot of good happened as Auburn thoroughly kicked Purdue’s ass for about 4 hours. We do have some small amount of good news, however. All-American Rondale Moore established a new school record today. With 2,215 yards he set the new single-season record at Purdue for all-purpose yardage.

The previous record was 2,121 yards by Dorien Bryant in 2007, and that was done in 13 games with a bowl game too, so Rondale was able to beat it in the same amount of time. Today he added 94 yards receiving, 10 yards rushing, and 63 yards on kick returns to set the new record. The record seemed a bit out of reach when Bryant set it, as the No. 2 mark coming into this season was 1,870 yards by Leroy Keyes in 1967 (In just 10 games). Rondale is Rondale though.

Officially, Moore finished with 1,258 yards receiving, which is now the second best season in school history in that category behind 1,307 by John Standeford in 2002 (in only 12 games). His 114 receptions was the best in the country for the 2018 season and seven behind the school record of 121 set by Chris Daniels in 1999 (also in 12 games). His 12 touchdown catches is tied for fourth on the single season list, 4 behind Taylor Stubblefield’s 16 in 2003. His 14 total touchdowns (12 receiving, 2 rushing) is 8th most in a single season, with Keyes still tops at 19 in 1967.

Also, while David Blough had a rough day, he still finished fourth in passing yards with 9,734. He finished just four yards shy of 10,000 yards of total offense in his career (passing plus rushing) with his rushing TD. Only Curtis Painter and Drew Brees have more in Purdue history.