Purdue edged out Illinois 13-9 on Saturday afternoon to earn its third win of the season.

This game was a battle of field goals until late in the fourth quarter when the Boilermakers finally got in the end zone to take the lead for good.

Purdue used two starting quarterbacks on Saturday, getting solid production out of both Jack Plummer and Aidan O’Connell. Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm was reluctant to say who would start the game next week.

Brohm did say he thought O’Connell was effective at moving the ball while Purdue’s running game lagged behind.

Speaking of Purdue quarterbacks, Brohm mentioned that former Boilermakers legend Drew Brees spoke to the team on Saturday.

Here’s a few more thoughts from Brohm following Purdue’s 13-9 win over Illinois:

Purdue is now 3-1 on the season and will host Minnesota in Week 5. The Golden Gophers lost to Bowling Green on Saturday and are 2-2 in 2021.