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Purdue Scout

Postby b_dog » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:19 am

Purdue's got a 6-6 record, but that's a bit misleading under first-year coach Jeff Brohm, as they won 3 of their last 4, including a 24-15 win at 7-5 Iowa. Earlier in the year, they won at 7-5 Missouri 35-3. They also played Louisville within a TD in their neutral field season opener, and only lost at Wisconsin 9-17.

I'll start with their defense. They've got size and depth there that we can envy, with 325 and 280 starting tackles, and a 295 lb reserve DT. Same deal at linebacker, where they're led by monstrous (6-2, 260) Ja'Whaun Bentley. Their backup LBs go 6-1, 250, and 6-2, 245.

On offense, they tend to spread things out and move the ball through the air. Their two RBs (D.J. Knox - 5-7, 210, and Markell Jones - 5-11 200) have combined for 940 yards on the ground, with a TD each. Knox has a modest 102 receiving yards with 2 TDs. They've got some height in their receiving corps, with a couple of 6-3 wideouts, and a 6-4 and 6-5 TE. Their top WR is Anthony Mahoungou (6-3, 210) with 570 yards and 6 TDs. He's joined by Jackson Anthrop (5-11, 185) with 391 and 5 TDs. Jarrett Burgess (6-3, 220) has modest numbers and is evidently used more for blocking. TE Cole Herdman (6-4, 240) has 316 yards and 3 TDs, and reserve TE Brycen Hopkins (6-5, 240) has 324 and 3 TDs. QB Elijah Sindelar (6-4, 230) has a total of 1703 passing yards, with 14 TDs and 6 INTs. One interesting situation is that their other QB (who had 5 starts) is David Blough, who was knocked out for the year in their 9th game. So now they list reserve WR Jared Sparks (6-1, 205) as their emergency backup. They've got two beasts on the right side of their O-line in 6-6 315 lb RG Matt McCann and 6-8, 310 lb RT David Steinmetz, and overall they average 6-4, 305, with more comparably large humans coming off the bench.

In the kicking game, their short-range kicker is 9-12, with a long of 40 and one blocked. Their long-range guy is 7-10 with a long of 49, and 34 of his 55 kickoffs were touchbacks. Their starting RB is their primary kickoff returner, along with reserve WR KeyRon Catlett (5-10 180.) Nothing of great note there. Their punt returner is starting WR Jackson Anthrop, and it appears they tend to fair catch a lot of punts.

Offense:
WR 80 Jarrett Burgess 6-3 220 JR 130 Rec/1 TD
WR 21 Anthony Mahoungou 6-3 210 SR 570 Rec/6 TD
WR 33 Jackson Anthrop 5-11 185 RS FR 391 Rec/5 TD
LT 60 Eric Swingler 6-1 295 RS JR
LG 75 Shane Evans 6-4 310 JR
OC 53 Kirk Barron 6-2 305 RS JR
RG 79 Matt McCann 6-6 315 RS SO
RT 70 David Steinmetz 6-8 310 RS SR
TE 88 Cole Herdman 6-4 240 RS JR 316 Rec/3 TD
QB 2 Elijah Sindelar 6-4 230 RS SO 1703 Pass 14TD/6 INT
RB 1 D.J. Knox 5-7 210 460 Rush/1 TD 102 Rec/2 TD

Defense:
DE 45 Austin Larkin 6-3 255 SR 22 T/1 TFL
DT 9 Lorenzo Neal 6-2 325 SO 19 T/4.5 TFL
DT 13 Gelen Robinson 6-1 280 SR 48 T/11.5 TFL
DE 36 Danny Ezechukwu 6-2 250 RS SR 45 T/7 TFL/1 INT
WLB 6 T.J. McCollum 6-3 235 RS SR 61 T/5 TFL
MLB 4 Ja’Whaun Bentley 6-2 260 SR 89 T/9.5 TFL/I INT
SLB 21 Markus Bailey 6-1 235 SO 78 T/10 TFL/1 INT
LCB 2 Da’Wan Hunte 5-9 190 RS SR 41 T/1 TFL/1 INT
SS 41 Jacob Thieneman 6-1 210 RS JR 74 T/5 TFL/I INT
FS 27 Navon Mosley 6-0 190 SO 57 T/1 TFL/2 INT
RCB 8 Josh Okonye 6-0 200 RS SR 56 T/4.5 TFL

Special Teams:
P 31 Joe Schopper 6-0 210 JR 40.2 Avg
K 85 J.D. Dellinger 6-2 195 SO 9-12 Long 40 1 Blk
K/KO 13 Spencer Evans 6-1 200 JR 7-10 Long 49 34/55 KO TB
KR 1 D.J. Knox 5-7 210 JR 18.0 Avg
KR 18 KeyRon Catlett 5-10 180 FR 12.4 Avg
PR 33 Jackson Anthrop 5-11 185 RS FR 1.8 Avg
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Re: Purdue Scout

Postby BayCat » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:29 am

I see a few of the first picks out have Purdue winning because of fairly rugged defense. I admit I have little faith in RR and bowls. I still can't get over the Fiesta Bowl where we ran the same formation and the Anu Solomon Roll right 40 times in a row. I was hoping to see something different for SC, Oregon or aswho to have to prepare for, but alas not much new. I hope I am wrong and we mix something up because with having a month to prepare it's going to be a challenge. One thing is for sure..no BS about kicking game issues ---we have a month to find someone who can get it done. Either way I just happen to be in the area so will be there live ..Go Cats.. I want to see Kahlil have a huge game..
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