No David Bell, no problem. Purdue has a bevy of receivers that can step up for quarterback Aidan O’Connell. And on the team’s second possession of the Music City Bowl, it was Broc Thompson making a play.

On the first play of Purdue’s second possession, O’Connell launched a pass deep down the field to Thompson, who was able to adjust to the ball and make a play. He then outraced a few Tennessee defenders on his way to the end zone to tie the game at 7-7.

It was a 1-play, 75-yard drive:

Purdue brought one of the most prolific passing attacks in college football to Nashville, but without a few stars. David Bell opted out and Milton Wright was unable to participate in the postseason.

For the Boilermakers to get a bowl victory, they’ll need some playmakers at the receiver position to step up. Thompson was the first of Thursday afternoon.