When Jeff Brohm took the job at Purdue ahead of the 2017 season, people expected to see a prominent passing attack, high totals on the scoreboards and big statistical numbers. In his third year, it looks like its all in place to do exactly that.
Through two weeks, Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar and wide receiver Rondale Moore are already leading the nation in multiple offensive categories. Most of revolves around the passing attack, of course.
Sindelar leads the nation in both passing yardage (932 yards) and passing touchdowns (9) through the first two games of the season. On Saturday, the Boilermaker quarterback became just the third player to throw for over 400 yards in back-to-back games in Purdue history, joining Drew Brees and Jim Everett.
Moore, who led the nation in receptions last year, currently has the nation’s best totals in receptions (24), receiving yards (344) and all-purpose yards (459). The former true freshman All-American is picking up exactly where he left off.
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Based on those numbers, you’d think Purdue would be a perfect 2-0 to start the season. But the Boilers stumbled out of the gate, slipping late against Nevada in Week 1. Purdue did bounce back in a big way on Saturday, winning their home opener over Vanderbilt 42-24 to right the ship.
If these kind of offensive numbers continue to fly out of West Lafayette, Brohm’s bunch will be tough to beat.