I wouldn't argue that. It was on their third drive in which they went down and scored a TD. And it didn't stop them from running 40+ plays in the first half.Purdue did lose its starting QB and top offensive player on same play in 1st quarter. Not saying Illini D played great or didn’t play a role in loss, but those losses definitely impacted Purdue’s offensive stats.
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Worth a reminder that the coming into this season, the perceived strength of this team's offense was that 1) we had legit running backs in Corbin/Brown/Bonner and 2) the offensive line was now a veteran group that should produce. We should be pounding the ball the minute we get off the damn bus.The only way Illini win this game is by rushing the ball 50+ times.
The triple option can also be run out of the shotgun...just sayinIt would be nice to IW play more than just a couple of plays in the wildcat formation where everyone on the defense knows that he is going to get the ball.
And this is why a 5 win season is fool's gold... I know some people will be calling to retain Lovie if it happens.I still can’t get over just how easy it would have been this year if the rebuild had worked. We thought 6 wins was an absolute max.
But with how things transpired, a good team with a competent defense and consistent offense could be 4-0 right now with a peer level Minnesota up next.
Then a ragged/under achieving Michigan, has-trouble-scoring MSU, injury riddled PU, down NW and crappy Rutgers would still be left on the docket.
Seriously, if this thing went the way we thought it would, it wouldn’t have been unheard of to win each of those games. Can you imagine if we’d put together a 10 win season?? (Still don’t think we could beat Iowa and Wisky seems way out of our league)
Oh what might have been.