Chris Summers kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired in the Motor City Bowl to lift Purdue to a 51-48 win over Central Michigan.
Curtis Painter threw for a school-record 546 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers. Purdue built three 21-point leads but the pesky Chippewas came back every time to tie the game before Summers' game-winning kick.
Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour threw for 293 yards and four scores and ran for 114 yards and two TDs.
Purdue is 2-and-0 against Central Michigan this year. The 8-and-5 Boilermakers beat the 8-and-6 Chippewas 45-22 in September.