COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Purdue wrestling team put up a huge road win Friday night, winning 9-of-10 matches on its way to a 37-4 dual win over Maryland at The Pavilion at the Xfinity Center. The Boilermakers put up bonus points in five of the nine wins, including back-to-back pins to close the dual as they improved to 10-2 overall and 3-1 in conference action.
The Boilermakers' 34-point margin was their biggest in a conference dual since dealing Wisconsin a 41-3 defeat on Jan. 20, 2012. It was their fourth straight over the Terrapins, all coming since Maryland joined the Big Ten Conference.
Purdue wasted no time taking control of the match as No. 6 junior Devin Schroder went out and scored his seventh technical fall of the season, needing 3:40 to roll up an 18-0 win over Brandon Cray. His sixth technical fall of the season over Division I opponents moved him into a tie for fourth place in the nation, coming in a combined 18:58, an average of 3:09 per match.
Freshman Travis Ford-Melton used a pair of first-period takedowns to post a 7-4 win at 133 pounds, and sophomore Parker Filius logged his fourth bonus-point win of the season at 141 pounds, blanking Hunter Baxter 11-0. Filius whipped Baxter to his back for six in the first period and then continued tacking on points down the stretch as he pulled away.
Senior Nate Limmex and eighth-ranked freshman Kendall Coleman posted back-to-back decisions at 149 and 157 pounds as Limmex downed Michael Doetsch 4-0 and Coleman reeled off four takedowns in a 10-4 victory over No. 24 Jahi Jones.
The Terps got their lone win at 165 pounds, but No. 4 senior Dylan Lydy swung the momentum right back at 174, tallying five takedowns in a 12-4 major decision over No. 25 Philip Spadafora. Junior Max Lyon followed with a 7-2 decision at 184, his second straight win, 15th of the year and third in conference action.
Senior Christian Brunner and freshman Thomas Penola put the finishing touches on the team win with consecutive falls in the last two matches. Brunner, ranked fifth in the nation at 197, needed only 1:47 to stick Niko Cappello, taking him down and stacking him up for his seventh fall of the year, while Penola, the nation's No. 25 heavyweight, put together a 6-1 lead before sticking Parker Robinson.
Purdue will come right back into action Sunday heading to Rutgers for a 1 p.m. ET dual at the Rutgers Athletics Center. The Scarlet Knights toppled Indiana on Friday 29-7, winning 8-of-10 matches and moving to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in conference duals.
125: No. 6 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. Brandon Cray (MD), TF 18-0 (3:40)
133: Travis Ford-Melton (PUR) def. King Sandoval (MD), D 7-4
141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Hunter Baxter (MD), MD 11-0
149: Nate Limmex (PUR) def. Michael Doetsch (MD), D 4-0
157: No. 8 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. No. 24 Jahi Jones (MD), D 10-4
165: Kyle Cochran (MD) def. Tanner Webster (PUR), MD 11-0
174: No. 4 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. No. 25 Philip Spadafora (MD), MD 12-4
184: Max Lyon (PUR) def. Kyle Jasenski (MD), D 7-2
197: No. 5 Christian Brunner (PUR) def. Niko Cappello (MD), Fall 1:47
285: No. 25 Thomas Penola (PUR) def. Parker Robinson (MD), Fall 3:45