WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Drew Brees' record collection keeps growing.
The senior set Big Ten career records for completions and attempts Saturday, throwing for 409 yards and two touchdowns in No. 22 Purdue's 38-24 victory over Minnesota.
Brees, who was 33-of-49, has 1,325 attempts, 820 completions, 9,487 yards and 73 touchdown passes in 36 games. He topped the Big Ten marks of 797 completions set by Illinois' Jack Trudeau and 1,309 attempts by Purdue's Mark Herrmann.
The senior also rushed for a career-high 88 yards, including an 11-yard TD run.
"I knew where I was going with the ball every time," said Brees, who seemed to have all the time he needed most of the game and started the day completing his first eight passes.
"I don't think I made a bad decision," said Brees, who threw for a career-high 522 yards here against Minnesota two years ago.
"I remember after the first two drives, I was thinking, 'I haven't thrown an incompletion yet. Heck, this is just like two years ago.' We just kind of went back to what we're good at: Spreading it out and throwing the ball. That's what this offense is all about."
Minnesota coach Glen Mason had no answer for Brees, who has completed 92 of 127 passes for 1,214 yards and 10 touchdowns without an interception in three starts against the Golden Gophers.
"It's awfully hard to get to Drew Brees. If you play a base defense, you're not going to put any rush on him. You go to blitz, they pick up the blitz and he picks you apart," Mason said.
"You go the other route, only rush two or three, then he has all day to throw the football. They're a complete offense."
Meanwhile, Minnesota (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) named junior Travis Cole as starting quarterback after its fifth consecutive loss to Purdue (3-1, 1-0), Twin Cities media reported.
After accumulating only one first down and 40 total yards on its first seven possessions, Minnesota put Cole in to replace freshman Asad Abdul-Khaliq. By that time, Purdue was up 24-0 and the Boilermakers were never seriously challenged.
"(Asad) was running the offense pretty good, and some people weren't making plays," said Cole, who finished 17 of 27 for 180 yards and two touchdowns. "When I went in there, we did pretty much the same thing and people started making some plays."
On Sunday, Mason said Cole would start Saturday against Illinois.
"Cole did a good job," Mason told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Star Tribune of Minneapolis. "We'll give him an opportunity to start, but I reserve the right to change my mind like I always do as we go on. And I may do that."
Mason said he hasn't lost faith in Abdul-Khaliq. "I've said from the get-go I really think the guy has good ability; all he needs is experience," Mason said. "Experience is the greatest teacher, but in our sport, it gives you the test and then teaches you the lesson. Sometimes, you have to step away from it a little bit."
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