Purdue was burned by dumb penalties at the end of a game two weeks in row. First, it was an unnecessary roughness penalty against Northwestern that cost the Boilermakers. Last weekend, it was another unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped Eastern Michigan set up a game-winning field goal.

After the game, head coach Jeff Brohm wasn’t happy with the “stupid” mistakes that cost his team two potential victories early in the season. He still wasn’t too pleased about it Monday during his press conference, either.

Now, Brohm has instituted a new rule for players who commit 15-yard penalties moving forward. Those kind of mistakes will land Purdue players a spot right next to the head coach on the sideline.

“We’re gonna make sure, from here on out, that everyone is held accountable, every step they make, 24 hours a day,” Brohm said in his press conference. “What they may think is something small has been costing us. Really they’re silly, silly mistakes.”

“If we get guys who have 15-yard penalties from here on out, they’re out of the game. If we see anything close to that, even if it’s not a penalty, they’re coming out of the game.”

Because of those silly mistakes, Purdue is off to an 0-2 start for the first time since 1996. That year, the Boilermakers finished 3-8.

Purdue battles Missouri in another home game on Saturday.