With Purdue star wide receiver Rondale Moore missing Saturday’s win over Iowa for undisclosed reasons, fellow Boilermaker wideout David Bell stepped up and made quite the impact in Purdue’s 24-20 win on Saturday.

Bell caught three touchdown passes, including one in the game’s final minutes, to help put the Boilermakers ahead for good over the Hawkeyes. That performance caught the eyes of many in the college football world.

One of those is Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Ferentz is a man who has been around the block a few times with more than two decades of head coaching experience in the Big Ten. All that experience likely means he doesn’t make statements like the one he did about Bell very often.

Bell’s big game — 13 catches for 121 yards and 3 touchdowns — was a shining moment in the midst of the absences of Moore and head coach Jeff Brohm, who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Eventually, Moore will return to the lineup. If both Moore and Bell can be lethal weapons at wide receiver, teams will have a tough time slowing down a pair of high-caliber receivers.