When you lose at home to a MAC school changes are needed. Things have not been working for Purdue and it has meant two losses by 5 total points. We also gave up 300 yards passing in the rain to a non-passing team and will now be facing a great passing offense. That means depth chart changes.
QB: Elijah Sindelar OR David Blough
RB: 1. D.J. Knox 2. Markell Jones. 3. Tario Fuller 4. Alexander Horvath
WR: Jared Sparks OR Terry Wright
WR: 1. Jackson Anthrop 2. Rondale Moore 3. Keyron Catlett
WR: Isaac Zico OR Jarrett Burgess
LT: 1. Grant Hermanns 2. Michael Mendez
LG: 1. Dennis Edwards 2. Shane Evans
C: 1. Kirk Barron 2. Viktor Beach
RG: 1. Matt McCann 2. Bearooz Yacoobi
RT: 1. Eric Swingler 2. Ethan Smart
TE: 1. Cole Herdman OR Brycen Hopkins 2. Darius Pittman
The overall depth chart is the same as last week. Moore has played a lot more than Anthrop in the slot and Moore and Sparks have combined for 21 of Purdue’s 44 receptions. Knox and Jones were excellent against EMU, but Jones had two fumbles (one lost).
DE: 1. Giovanni Reviere 2. Semisi Fakasiieiki
DT: 1. Lorenzo Neal 2. Ray Ellis OR Alex Criddle
DT: 1. Anthony Watts 2. Jeff Marks
DE: 1. Kai Higgins 2. Robert McWilliams
LB: 1. Markus Bailey 2. Tobias Larry
LB: Cornel Jones OR Derrick Barnes
LB: 1. Derrick Barnes 2. Jaylan Alexander
CB: 1. Antonio Blackmon OR Kenneth Major 2. Kamal Hardy
FS: 1. Navon Mosley 2. Simeon Smiley or Elijah Ball or Cory Trice
SS: 1. Jacob Thieneman 2. Brennan Thieneman
CB: Tim Cason OR Dedrick Mackey
This is your first major change of the year, as Borhm has added Elijah Ball and Cory Trice. The secondary had a bad game last week with Cason getting burned on a long TD and the infamous 4th and 15 that could have sealed the game. Ball and Trice are true freshmen, but something needs to be done. Major and Mackey have played a fair amount at corner and Mackey had a critical pass interference after the 4th and 15. The secondary absolutely will be tested this week.
Punter: 1. Joe Schopper 2. Jake Herr
Kicker: Spencer Evans OR J.D. Dellinger
Kickoffs: 1. Spencer Evans 2. Myles Homan
Long Snapper: 1. Ben Makowski 2. Ryan Sadkowski
Holder: 1. Joe Schopper 2. Jake Herr
Kick Returns: 1. Rondale Moore 2. D.J. Knox
Punt Returns: 1. Jackson Anthrop 2. Rondale Moore
Anthrop had a fumble he recovered and More handled the rest of the punts the rest of the game on Saturday. Evans’ missed extra point was extremely costly, but he made a longer extra point after a penalty. He also missed a field goal, but is 4 of 6 on the year with a long of 38. Dellinger has maintained his redshirt so far and can play in 4 of the last 10 games.