Brohm has certainly changed the perception of Boilermaker football already in a big way, and he is only three weeks into his first season at Purdue.
As usual, Purdue used a two-quarterback system, and both played well.
"We didn't have much room to run up front", Missouri coach Barry Odom said.
Any thought of Missouri carrying momentum to the second half ended when linebacker Markus Bailey intercepted Lock's sideline pass on the first drive after halftime. He said he didn't see a clunker coming after a good week of practice. Tario Fuller carried 19 times for 90 yards and a score.
The second interception came in the fourth quarter, when Lock tossed a gorgeous pass to wideout J'Mon Moore in the end zone only to have the ball snatched from Moore's hand by Purdue cornerback Kamal Hardy. "Conley dived under the heap and came out ﬁve yards beyond, just over the line".
Maybe Michigan fans have a reason to fear the Boilermakers after today, or maybe we as Purdue fans can be looking like this heading into next Saturday's game. The Boilermakers targeted 13 different pass catchers, with freshman receiver Jackson Anthrop leading the way.
Mizzou: Punter Corey Fatony was terrific with two punts downed inside the 5.
From 2005-14, under coach Gary Pinkel, the Tigers made bowl games in nine out of 10 seasons and posted double-digit win totals in five of those seasons.
After a fiery, lectern-pounding postgame press conference last week, Odom was somber and subdued Saturday. The next day, he fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross, citing "philosophical differences".
"You can't be flawless in this game, but we've got to come back tomorrow and watch the film and not let things snowball", Lock said. "That's where we're at". The Tigers offense entered the day ranked 126 out of 129 teams in the nation in time of possession, averaging about 22 minutes with the football per game. Purdue had the ball for 43:43, compared to Missouri's 16:17.
Missouri: The Tigers face Auburn at home.