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Elijah Sindelar Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

The Senior QB had a career day vs. Vanderbilt

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Vanderbilt at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Elijah Sindelar had a career day on Saturday. His 509 yards passing was only the seventh 500 yard passing day in Purdue history and his 519 yards of total offense was the fifth best day in Purdue history. He added five passing touchdowns and the first rushing touchdown of his career as well. That has made him he Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Sindelar is on fire to start the season, and it is the first time a Purdue QB has had consecutive 400 yard passing games since Drew Brees in 1998. He currently leads the nation with 932 passing yards and his 9 touchdown passes is tied for the lead with Joe Burrow of LSU and Anthony Gordon of Washington State.

So far, at least, we can go on school record watch for Elijah. Curtis Painter threw for 3,985 yards in 2006 in 14 games to establish the school single season passing yards record. Sindelar needs to average less than 300 yards per game (assuming Purdue reaches a bowl) to break it.