Purdue’s win in Week 1 is bound to be one that Brian Brohm remembers for some time.

With the absence of Jeff Brohm due to a positive COVID-19 test, Brian Brohm was thrust into the role of the acting head coach and play-caller for the Boilermaker offense. Along with the absence of their head coach, Purdue’s offense was also missing star receiver, Rondale Moore.

Neither absence mattered in the end with David Bell turning in an epic, three-touchdown performance. The third of Bell’s hat trick was a go-ahead score with two minutes left in the game that proved to be the game-winning as the Boilermakers held on.

It was a classic, hard-fought game between the two sides. After the game was over, Brian Brohm was asked what the victory means. To Brohm, he believes it says a lot about the character of the players:

“It’s special. It just means we’ve got a special group of guys that don’t care about the adversity they’re facing,” said Brohm. “They want to go out and do their best and come together and win every game they’re in. They played hard until the end, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

If everything goes as planned, Jeff Brohm should be back with the team by next Saturday. Still, Brian Brohm should be commended for his ability to keep the team together and for calling one heck of a game.