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Purdue Milestones Hit in Vanderbilt Win

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We have a Rondale.

Vanderbilt v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The good news is that Purdue has a passing game. A ton of benchmarks were achieved today:

  • Elijah Sindelar had 519 yards of total offense, the fifth best day in school history behind David Blough vs. Missouri last year (590), Curtis Painter vs. Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl (540), Kyle Orton vs. Indiana in 2004 (530), and some guy named Drew Brees against Minnesota in 1998 (524).
  • Sindelar’s 509 yards passing tied Brees vs. Michigan State in 1999 for sixth place on the single game list and was just the seventh 500-yard passing day in school history. It is the second under Jeff Brohm after Blough threw for a school record 572 against Missouri last year.
  • Rondale Moore had 220 yards receiving, the third best day in school history behind Chris Daniels’ 301 against Michigan State in 1999 and Selwyn Limon’s 238 at Notre Dame in 2006. It was just the seventh 200 yard receiving day in school history.
  • Rodnale finished with 279 yards all-purpose yards, and would have broken his single-game school record of 313 yards set last year had his long punt return not been called back.
  • Rondale Moore already has 2,674 all-purpose yards in his career at Purdue. To get in the top 20 all-time he needs only another 114 yards. He has played in only 15 games.
  • Sindelar is on pace for 5,592 passing yards this year, which would shatter the school record of 3,985 yards held by Curtis Painter (during the 14-game 2006 season).
  • Sindelar had the 13th 5 touchdown pass game in school history.
  • Sindelar is now at 3,479 yards passing in his career, which is 14th on the school list just ahead of Joey Elliott. Next week he will pass Brandon Kirsch at 3,532.
  • Sindelar also tied Len Dawson for 10th on the school list with 29 career touchdown passes.
  • Brycen Hopkins cracked the top 20 on the school receiving touchdowns list with 12 in his career now.
  • Markus Bailey is now 14th on the school tackles list with 327.

The less said about the running game, the better.