Purdue dropped to 2-6 with its, 24-6, loss against Illinois on Saturday. For the second time in the last four games, Purdue failed to reach 10 points.

One of the biggest problems for the Boilermakers offense this year has been the lack of consistent quarterback play. Coach Jeff Brohm addressed that issue Saturday after during his postgame comments.

It’s rare to have an open quarterback competition heading into November, but no signal caller has distinguished himself for Purdue. On Saturday against Illinois, sophomore Aidan O’Connell was 8 of 14 with a touchdown but for only 67 yards. Freshman Jack Plummer went 7-for-19 with 69 yards and an interception.

O’Connell came into the afternoon with only one pass attempt this season, but based on Saturday, he may be the favorite to receive more playing time moving forward.

It didn’t help the Purdue quarterbacks that the defense gave up 243 rushing yards. That fact also disappointed Brohm on Saturday.

Purdue will now have to win out in order to have a shot at a bowl game, which will be difficult with Nebraska and Wisconsin still on the schedule. Next week, the Boilermakers will host the Cornhuskers at 12 pm ET.