So I am going to start out this quick post by reminding you guys what I said in this week’s staff predictions. I will probably be fired for my bad prediction:
Mmmmmmmmm, this foot in my mouth tastes so good.
I will start off and say that Purdue’s defense looked great this afternoon. The front line has been stellar all season, and continued to show that they should be taken seriously. Outside of their last drive in the first half to get a field goal and a few plays towards the end of the 4th quarter, Purdue’s secondary (the part that I was worried about) shut down Missouri’s receivers. Many of Lock’s passes were doing into coverage, and hardly anyone was left open.
And of course, the offense continues to roll down the tracks this season, scoring 28 points with nearly 400 yards of offense in the 1st half alone. They seemed to take the foot off the gas in the 2nd half; Brohm mentioned before halftime that Purdue needs to improve after halftime. Of course, it also helps when you go into the locker room up 28-3. A Worship touchdown after a Bailey interception deleted any 28-3 memes.
This is a great win for Purdue; it’s their first non-con road win since they won at Toledo in 2007, and their first non-con road win against a P5 team since they won at Arizona in 2005. However, Purdue faces a big test next week as Michigan comes to town. Michigan hasn’t looked great so far this season, despite being 3-0, but we know Harbaugh can prepare his teams well.
Next week is a huge game for Purdue. Let’s fill every seat in Ross-Ade with Boilermakers.
Let’s play football.