Purdue will take it however it comes against No. 21 Illinois.

The Illini seemed to have an interceptions following a strong Purdue drive, a play that certainly would have given Illinois a major boon with the quarter winding to a close. Instead, officials called pass interference and gave the Boilermakers a first down.

Aidan O’Connell and Purdue took advantage, throwing for the end zone and connecting with Charlie Jones for a 32-yard touchdown.

There’s still a long road ahead for the Boilermakers. They’ve had little answer for running back Chase Brown so far, as he already has over 60 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.

Let’s see if Jeff Brohm can scheme up an answer to that problem at the halftime break.