First, it was Dan Moteroso who was lost to a broken collarbone. He is out at least a few weeks, and given the depth at receiver, the fact he needs surgery, and the fact that he is a true freshman he will likely be out for the year and redshirt.
Central Catholic graduate Danny Anthrop suffered a left knee injury during the nearly two-hour scrimmage at Ross-Ade Stadium. After Anthrop's knee was hit from the side by a defender, you could hear the sophomore in pain as he lay on the turf.
I fear we're now going to hear the three dreaded letters we have learned to loathe as Purdue fans. The curse may have struck again.
Other than that, the jersey scrimmage went well. The Black team (offense) beat the gold (defense) 77-43:
- Brandon Cottom was impressive enough to likely earn the No. 2 running back spot, as expected.
- Dalyn Dawkins continued his positive momentum and could earn himself some playing time.
- B.J. Knauf, Dolapo Macarthy, and Shane Mikesky are now the top three projected receivers, with Gary Bush, DeAngelo Yancey, and Cameron Posey next in line. There is plenty of depth too with Bilal Marshall, Aloyis Gray, E.J. Johnson, and Charles Torwudzo available.
- Rob Henry continued is push to be the No. 1 quarterback and Austin Appleby spent most ofhte day at No. 2.
- Paul Griggs hit a 53 yard field goal on the day.
- Monteroso is officially out at least six weeks.
- Andy James Garcia is now likely the starting outside linebacker.
- Dawkins and Yancey are the most likely true freshmen to play as it looks right now.