Purdue QB Elijah Sindelar on downfield passing: 'There's been opportunities and we haven't hit them'
Not all has gone right for Purdue this season.
To start, the Boilermakers lost to a Big Ten foe in Northwestern. That set the team back, but Purdue had the opportunity to get a win under its belt in Week 2 when it hosted Eastern Michigan.
Unfortunately, the MAC team pulled the upset. So, what has gone wrong?
Well, in the two games combined, Purdue has lost by a total of 5 points. The Boilermakers are close, but aren’t sealing the deal.
One of the reasons could be its downfield passing. Purdue has used both QB Elijah Sindelar and QB David Blough in Weeks 1 and 2 to this point and neither have been overly efficient.
Sindelar to this point has completed 59 percent of his throws while tossing 2 TD and 3 INT. Blough, who has completed 69 percent of his throws, hasn’t done anything down the field, averaging just 4.69 yards per attempt. Blough hasn’t thrown a TD or INT this season.
When asked about the downfield passing attack on Tuesday, here’s what Sindelar had to say:
The Boilermakers aim for more downfield passing opportunities this weekend.
QB Elijah Sindelar describes what that means for the offense. #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/A7Hvg77D4z
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 12, 2018
The opportunities have been there. The QBs just haven’t converted on those opportunities.
Purdue will get a chance at its first win starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday when the team hosts Missouri. The game will be televised on BTN.