WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- The Big Ten Conference will have its full allotment of bowl teams.
Purdue became the seventh Big Ten team to become bowl eligible as Brandon Jones and Joey Harris each rushed for more than 100 yards in a 34-10 victory over Indiana in the 106th meeting between the teams.
The Big Ten faced the embarrassing possibility of not having enough teams with .500 or better records to fill all seven bowl spots available to the conference.
But earlier Saturday, Wisconsin became the sixth Big Ten to become bowl eligible with a victory over Minnesota, and Purdue (6-6, 4-4) made it seven.
The Boilermakers never trailed, taking a 7-0 lead on backup Brandon Kirsch's 60-yard touchdown pass to John Standeford with 10:47 left in the first quarter.
Jones rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries, while Harris added 102 yards on 27 carries.
Purdue opened a 27-3 lead on Berin Lacevic's 23-yard field goal, his second of the game.
Kyle Orton completed 22-of-28 passes for 173 yards, while Kirsch was 2-of-6 for 70 yards.
Taylor Stubblefield caught 10 passes for 103 yards, while Standeford had four receptions for 72 yards, including his 12th TD of the season.
Purdue held a 539-223 edge in total offense, holding Indiana (3-9, 1-7) to just 29 yards on the ground.
Gibran Hamdan threw a late five-yard TD pass to Stephen Anthony for Indiana, but completed only 9-of-16 passes for 126 yards.
Purdue opened a 65-35-6 lead in the all-time series and regained control of the Old Oaken Bucket.