Purdue's Aidan O'Connell rakes in national QB award for outstanding performance vs. Iowa
Purdue is coming off a monumental win beating No. 2 Iowa on the road over the weekend.
The Boilermakers knocked off the Hawkeyes 24-7 and dropped the Iowa 9 spots in the Week 8 edition of the AP Top-25 poll all the way to No. 11.
The Boilermakers have vaulted themselves into the AP Top-25 poll; they are sitting right at No. 25. QB Aidan O’Connell received a national award for his play against Iowa.
O’Connell won the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week award.
Our Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week is … Aidan O’Connell of @BoilerFootball, who guided Purdue to a 24-7 upset win at No. 2 Iowa with the nation’s best quarterback rating (98.2) in Week 7.
— Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (@daveyobrien) October 19, 2021
O’Connell was 30-40 for a 75% completion rate, throwing for 375 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on the day.
This season, O’Connell has played in 5 games for the Boilermakers and is 96-0f-140 for a 68.6% completion percentage, throwing for 1,118 yards, 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
The Boilermakers are 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in B1G play. They have wins over Oregon State, UConn, Illinois and No. 11 Iowa. Their 2 losses are against No. 13 Notre Dame and Minnesota.
Purdue plays host to Wisconsin this Saturday at 3:00 ET on BTN.