Jeff Brohm provided an unfortunate update on Purdue running back Zander Horvath following Saturday’s win over UConn.

Horvath, who was injured early in the game, is expect to be out “awhile,” the head coach said following the game. That’s a huge blow for the Boilers’ rushing attack, which was heavily dependent on Horvath.

Horvath took just 2 carries for 8 yards in Purdue’s 49-0 victory over UConn. In last week’s 30-21 win over Oregon State, the running back totaled 81 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts. He also had 4 catches for 11 yards.

A year ago, Horvath was Purdue’s primary ball carrier. He totaled 442 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground for the Boilermakers. He also had 30 receptions for 304 yards.

Over the course of the last four seasons, Horvath has piled up 950 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground while also picking up 495 yards and a score as a receiver.

With Horvath out, King Doerue will likely receive the lion’s share of the carries for Purdue. He ended the UConn game as the leading rusher, totaling 74 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.