Purdue will be without their star receiver again this week against Northwestern.
Thursday evening, Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated tweeted out that he spoke with Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm, who told him receiver Rondale Moore will not participate in Saturday’s game against Northwestern. It will be the sixth-straight game the sophomore has missed due to injury.
Moore suffered a knee injury in Purdue’s 38-31 loss to Minnesota in its B1G opener. The sophomore has not stepped back onto the field since that game. He has only appeared in four games this season, meaning he could utilize a redshirt season if he didn’t play another snap in 2019.
Just spoke with Jeff Brohm after practice: No Rondale Moore this Saturday.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 7, 2019
In those four games, Moore had 29 receptions for 387 yards and two touchdowns. He was widely regarded as one of the top receivers in the country, after being named a true freshman All-American last season.
As a freshman, Moore totaled 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns on 114 catches. He was easily one of the most electrifying players in college football a year ago, and was picking up right where he left off.
Purdue enters the Northwestern game with a 3-6 record and is 2-4 in B1G play. The Boilermakers defeated Nebraska next week and will need to win out in order to earn bowl eligibility for a third straight year.