Purdue may be without its starting running back Markell Jones, but freshman Brian Lankford-Johnson has stepped in quite nicely.

Lankford-Johnson currently has 65 yards and a touchdown after just seven carries against Illinois early in the second quarter.

Thanks to the 32-yard score, the Boilermakers currently lead 14-6 with 9:59 remaining before halftime. Coming into the game, Lankford-Johnson recorded just nine times for 63 yards and a touchdown.

The game can be seen on Big Ten Network.