Jeff Brohm reveals Purdue's starting QB for Minnesota game
Jeff Brohm waited until about 40 minutes until kickoff on Friday night, but the head coach finally revealed who will be starting at quarterback for Purdue against Minnesota.
When asked on Big Ten Network prior to the start of the game, Brohm said that Jack Plummer would be the starter for the Boilermakers. He takes over for Aidan O’Connell, who is injured. UCLA transfer Austin Burton will be the backup for the night.
O’Connell leads the B1G in passing yards per game through four weeks, averaging 305.3 yards per game. He’s also thrown 7 touchdown passes with just 2 interceptions and is completing better than 64% of his passes.
Plummer hasn’t taken a snap for Purdue this season, but was the starter for a handful of games during the 2019 campaign when Elijah Sindelar suffered a season-ending injury. In 9 games last fall, Plummer piled up 1,603 yards and 11 touchdowns but also had 8 interceptions.
He threw for a career-high 420 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 40-14 win over Maryland in 2019.
Purdue enters Friday’s game with a 2-1 record, coming off a 27-20 loss to Northwestern last Saturday. Minnesota is 1-3 this year, falling to Iowa 35-7 in Week 4.