On Saturday the Purdue Boilermakers secured bowl eligibility following their 40-29 win over third ranked Michigan State Spartans.
However, the Boilermakers can’t waste much time celebrating the win because now Jeff Brohm‘s team has to travel to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday to face the Ohio State Buckeyes.
“You have to be able to handle wins just as good as you handle losses. We don’t have a lot of mantras here, but the one we do use is that it’s a one game season and win or lose the week before, you have to come back the next week and win again. You’re going to have some wins, you’re going to have some losses, and how you handle it is going to determine how you do the next week. We understand that whether or not we won this past week or not, we still play at Ohio State and they’re really really good so in order for us to win we’re going to have to play at the highest level as we possibly can.” Brohm stated on Kevin & Query Tuesday morning.“
The Buckeyes were ranked fifth in the first set of College Football Rankings last week and are expected to move within the top four following Michigan State’s loss. Entering this week, Ohio State ranks second in scoring offense, total yards, yards per play, and ninth in offensive touchdowns among qualified FBS schools. Jake Query asked Brohm how his team can defeat such an explosive offense in Ohio State on Saturday.
“We are going to have to play efficient football in all three segments. Offensively, whatever we got to do to get the thing rolling, we’re going to have to score points. This is a team that has a lot of weapons on offense. I think for us, getting to their quarterback to make him feel uncomfortable, blitzing, being aggressive, and taking more chances than you normally would. Sometimes it may not work, but in order to beat a team that’s this talented you’re going to have to do some things they haven’t seen before that makes them uncomfortable. If you just think you can go in there and play normal football, then you’re going to come out of there with a loss.”
Other topics that Jeff Brohm discussed during his conversation with Kevin & Query Tuesday morning was what he tells NFL scouts and coaches when they ask about David Bell, where he came up with the trick play design, and the make-up of Aiden O’Connell.
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