CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Aidan O’Connell and Purdue made a muddled mess of the Big Ten West and the Boilermakers are in decent shape to emerge from it as champions now.
O'Connell passed for 237 yards and three scores, two to Payne Durham, and Purdue beat No.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue running back Devin Mockobee softened Nebraska's defense with his powerful runs.
Aidan O'Connell kept the Boilermakers chugging by cleaning up with closeout plays.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Payne Durham made two big catches during a wild fourth quarter — and this time, it was Purdue's opponent that couldn't stop committing crucial penalties.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue has made a habit of these upsets of Top 25 teams under Jeff Brohm.
Toughing out this win at Minnesota was one of his proudest moments in six years as head coach.
Devin Mockobee rushed for 112 yards and a late touchdown to pad Purdue's lead, and the Boilermakers' defense fueled yet another takedown of a ranked opponent in a 20-10 victory over No.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Austin Burton waited nearly 2 1/2 seasons to get his first Purdue start.
It turned out to be well worth the wait.
With Aidan O'Connell out with an undisclosed injury, Burton stepped in threw three touchdown passes and kept the Boilermakers in control throughout the second half and lead Purdue past Florida Atlantic 28-26 for a badly-needed victory Saturday.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has seen enough.
He wants everyone in the Boilermakers program to stop jawing with referees and opposing players, starting with himself.
After apologizing to his players Sunday for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew in the final minute of Saturday's shocking loss at Syracuse, Brohm took his critique public Monday during his weekly news conference.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Garrett Shrader connected with Oronde Gadsden II on a 25-yard touchdown with seven seconds left to lift Syracuse to a 32-29 win over Purdue on Saturday.
Purdue receiver Charlie Jones makes it all look so easy.
The smooth transition from Iowa to Purdue, the perfect timing he's established with childhood friend Aidan O'Connell, the crisp routes, the tough catches, even the long, striding runs afterward.
lndiana State (1-0) at Purdue (0-1), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)
Line: No early line from FanDuel Sportsbook.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Penn State (0-0) at Purdue (0-0), 8 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Penn State by 3½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Aidan O'Connell arrived at Purdue in 2017 as a hopeful, exuberant teenager.
He set out to prove a walk-on could win the starting job at the “Cradle of Quarterbacks” and lead the Boilermakers to postseason success.
Being a major college football coach is as much a lifestyle as it is a career.
Long hours. Rare days off. It's a job that can pull those who do it away from their families, so maybe it's no surprise when coaches try to carve out space at work for their loved ones.
Coach Jeff Brohm's creative offense put Purdue back in the national conversation in 2017. His defensive changes turned the Boilermakers into a Big Ten division contender last season.
Brohm enters his sixth season in West Lafayette hoping his team can use the momentum to chase even grander goals in the wide open West Division.
Music City Bowl: Purdue (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Tennessee by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Jeff Brohm and Tom Allen grew up watching college rivalries from vastly different perspectives.
Allen was the son of an Indiana high school football coach in a rural community with deep red ties to the Hoosiers.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm already had a reputation for running trick plays — and for leading his unranked team to upsets of top-5 opponents.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm will stick to the plan. Aidan O'Connell will continue to start and the Boilermakers will continue to use a three-man rotation.
Indiana coach Tom Allen might not have a choice as his top two quarterbacks battle injuries.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm still remembers how promising the future appeared in October 2018.
The Boilermakers had just routed No. 2 Ohio State by 29 points and headed to Michigan State hoping to prove their four-game winning streak was no fluke.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent his bye week designing a creative game plan, capable of pulling off one of this season's biggest upsets.
He kept three quarterbacks on standby duty, asked receiver David Bell to play his typically dominant game and challenged his defense to deliver its best performance of the season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The pressure, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, was all on No. 2 Iowa.
The Hawkeyes started the season with six consecutive wins and the program had ascended to its highest ranking since 1985.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kirk Ferentz is trying to keep his team grounded after No. 2 Iowa achieved the program's highest ranking since 1985.
The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are on a 12-game winning streak with their victory over a top-five Penn State last week and have taken control of the Big Ten West entering their game against Purdue (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday.
Coach Jeff Brohm came to Purdue with a reputation as a creative genius.
His offenses were fast, fun and fearless. They scored points by the dozens, winning shootouts.
So when the Boilermakers' defensive struggles became the obstacle, Brohm jumped in.
Illinois coach Bret Bielema needed one word to answer whether he considered changing quarterbacks last weekend.
The most oft-repeated question in football has made a resounding resurgence around the Big Ten after another weekend filled with less than stellar quarterback play.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue needed backup quarterback Aidan O’Connell to deliver in a pinch Saturday.
He may have saved their bowl hopes.
After relieving Jack Plummer in the third quarter and throwing interceptions on his first two series, the fifth-year senior capped a 94-yard scoring march drive with a 14-yard scoring toss to T.J.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm decided to pull Jack Plummer during last week's loss to No. 12 Notre Dame.
Illinois coach Bret Bielema took the opposite approach with Brandon Peters.
Now after a week of quarterback questions, the Boilermakers and Illini will renew their rivalry Saturday with Plummer and Peters again expected to be again in the starting lineup.
Purdue receiver David Bell used his Twitter account to tell fans he was all right after Saturday's scary scene at No. 12 Notre Dame.
It's still unclear when the Boilermakers could get their biggest playmaker back on the field.
Purdue (2-0) at No. 12 Notre Dame (2-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EDT (NBC).
Line: Notre Dame by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Purdue running back Zander Horvath will miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula, coach Jeff Brohm told reporters Monday.
The fifth-year senior was injured during Saturday's 49-0 win at UConn.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer threw four touchdown passes in the first half, three to wide receiver David Bell, as the Boilermakers rolled over winless UConn 49-0 Saturday afternoon at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm's biggest challenge in preparing his team for Saturday's game at UConn may be preventing the Boilermakers from becoming overconfident.
Brohm's team is coming off a season-opening win over Oregon State in which quarterback Jack Plummer threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm promised to make changes heading into this season. On Saturday, it paid dividends.
Now, he's hoping it keeps working.
Jack Plummer threw for 313 yards and two late touchdowns while the Boilermakers' revamped defense made sure it held up for a 30-21 victory over Oregon State to cap the 500th game played at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue has quite the bash planned for Saturday night's season-opener.
It will play its 500th game at Ross-Ade Stadium underneath the lights, with thousands in the stands and renewed hope of reviving a program coming off back-to-back losing seasons.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm revised his philosophy during the offseason.
He wanted the Boilermakers to play tougher, find more balance and become more aggressive on offense and defense. On Saturday night against Oregon State, starting quarterback Jack Plummer will help the Boilermakers unveil their new look in the season opener for both teams.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm built his reputation as an offensive innovator.
This season, he is trying to come up with the perfect defense.
After allowing nearly 30 points per game last season and finishing with a second straight losing record, Brohm made another defensive overhaul, one he hopes creates a turnaround.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm revamped his defensive coaching staff in January.
Now he's making more changes.
On Wednesday, Brohm said three of his new hires — Brad Lambert, Ron English and Mark Hagen — all will hold the title of defensive coordinator in addition to their regular positional duties.
Former Kansas City general manager Allard Baird is joining the New York Mets as vice president and assistant general manager of scouting and player development.
The 57-year-old Baird was the Royals' general manager from June 2000 to May 2006.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm decided to go for it against No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday.
The Buckeyes buckled under the pressure.
D.J. Knox ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and the Boilermakers held Ohio State's vaunted passing game in check most of the night as they pulled away for a 49-20 upset to shake up the College Football Playoff chase.