Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm doesn’t seem to mind if his team is missing key players.

It didn’t seem to matter at the end of Thursday’s game as the Boilermakers mounted a double-digit comeback over the Vols and won in overtime.

“We never want to be a team that makes excuses,” Brohm said about missing star players.

Both receivers David Bell and Milton Wright didn’t play, plus the Boilermakers didn’t have George Karlaftis or Dedrick Mackey either.

Those are four of their best players and they were still able to put up 48 points on the Vols defense.

Brohm also confirmed what it means to be a Boilermaker after this win.

“Being a Boilermaker stands for hard work and never giving in,” he said.

Purdue finished its season with a 9-4 overall record, while Tennessee finished 7-6. Brohm is now 28-29 overall at the school.