Brohm On Wisconsin Defense; "We'll have our hands full."
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In a win that turned a lot of heads around the Big Ten, the Purdue Boilermakers are looking to ride a big wave into their next contest. Purdue knocked off Minnesota 31-17 at Ross-Ade last Saturday.
"I thought it was a great way to win the football game and our guys hung in there tough. Played hard till the end," Brohm said of their win over the Golden Gophers. "So we'll move on to the next one. Got a great opponent in Wisconsin, without question."
Facing the Badgers in Madison this weekend, it will be the first time this season that the Boilermakers will be facing a ranked opponent on the road, the second ranked opponent overall having lost to #8 Michigan three weeks ago at home. Brohm says the unpredictability will be key when facing a defense like Wisconsin's.
"Every week we have to adjust and we've got to learn from the previous game," Brohm continued. "When you're going against great defenses, you've gotta have some creativity and come up with some things that they've never seen before."
Minnesota was a tough defense in and of itself, ranked 12th in total defense in the nation heading into last Saturday. But Jeff Brohm says you can multiply that by two when it comes to the Badger defense.
"It's an elite defense and they do a great job, not only in their scheme but their personnel. They have got big guys that can play and challenge you, and they don't give up easy plays."
In their 85th meeting all-time, Purdue will be looking to upend the Badgers on the road for the first time since 2003. They'll be doing it once again with a big question mark at quarterback. Junior David Blough started against Minnesota, in which he threw only 10 passes in a quarter-and-a-half of play. Two of those were intercepted.
Sophomore Eljah Sindelar came on in relief of Blough and had the best game of his career, throwing for 248 yards and a touchdown. Coach Brohm insists that there is no animosity between the two in competing for the starting spot.
"I do think they are both getting better," Brohm added on the two quarterbacks. "I do think it helps to have two guys that you feel comfortable you can play and I'm sure sometimes that will play itself out but you know, both guys have gotten better. Both guys are good teammates and they want to win."
The Boilermakers and the Badgers kickoff at 3:30 EDT on the Big Ten Network.
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