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Eastern Michigan at Purdue: Depth Charts!

There are not too many changes this week on the depth chart.

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Once again, we know that David Blough and Elijah Sindelar will “each play significant minutes” this week, but there is not a definite starter. That means there are not really a ton of changes on this week’s depth chart:

OFFENSE

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, but most everyone on it played at least a little. Horvath was in as a blocking fullback on a few plays. Moore led in receiving, while the tight ends had one reception amongst the three of them. Sparks and Wright were the next top two receivers. Out of the backfield Jones and Knox each had 7 carries, with Knox going for 77 yards and a touchdown.

DEFENSE

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

SS: 1. Jacob Thieneman 2. Brennan Thieneman

CB: Tim Cason OR Dedrick Mackey

Smiley is still questionable after his nasty facial laceration on Thursday. Aside from that, this depth chart is exactly the same as last week. Purdue is trying to find something, anything up front en terms of a pass rush. It had not sacks last week, but Cornel Jones had three tackles for loss. Jacob Thieneman and Mosley combined for 17 tackles last week. Tim Cason had three pass breakups, giving him a pretty solid week.

SPECIAL TEAMS

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

Spencer Evans handled all placekicks last week, meaning that the kicker rotation may be over. He hit on all three extra points and on two of three field goal attempts. That likely means Dellinger, a true junior, will use his redshirt and be the guy at kicker in 2019 and 2020.

In the return game Anthrop did all fair catches and Moore was up and down on kickoffs. He returned five kicks for 125 of his all-purpose yards and had a long of 37.