Saturday night as the time ticked closer to game time, Purdue fans were not sure what Purdue team they were going to get.  Was it going to be the team of the old, getting blown out and not move the ball, or a new fresh start with an up tempo offense and the looks of a defense that can hold teams?   It was thankfully the latter.  I was very impressed with Brohm and the new Boilers with their new style and up tempo.  Brohm has the look to bring Purdue back to the “Quarterback cradle” in the Midwest.  Purdue’s defense did cause Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson to 3 turnovers which is something Purdue hasn’t done to a team in a long time.  The problem I currently see with Purdue is that coach Brohm needs to decide now which quarterback he wants to go with.  The two quarterback system hasn’t worked ever in football and they need to decide to give it to one guy until he implodes.

Elijah Sindelar and David Blough are fighting for the top spot and after looking at both performances, I would start Blough on Friday against Ohio and ride him until he becomes a turnover machine.

QB stats from Saturday night’s game :

PASSING  GP-GS  Effic  Cmp-Att-Int  Pct  Yards   TD  Long  Avg/G 
Elijah Sindelar  1-1   95.2  15-31-1  48.4  118  26  118.0 
David Blough   1-0   135.8  18-26-2  69.2  175  22  175.0 

 

My overall impression of the game and season is that Purdue football gave it’s fans and the city of West Lafayette something to cheer about and with the game being in the state capital and on national television, they did not implode and did not disappoint.  Yes, they had the lead and lost, but they kept it close with a ranked Louisville team and performed well against Lamar Jackson.  It won’t be pretty this season, but it will be a building season and Coach Brohm will get the Boilers back to the top of the Big Ten in 2-3 years.   Hang in there Boiler fans, It’s coming!

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