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2014 PURDUE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

June 14, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



Purdue Boilermakers (1996 - Pres)

2013 Record: (1-11, 0-8)
2013 Bowl: None
Coach: Darrell Hazell (1-11 at Purdue, 17-21 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: John Shoop
Defensive Coordinator: Greg Hudson

Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Akeem Hunt, RB, 464 yards
Passing: Danny Etling, QB, 1,690 yards
Receiving: David Yancey, WR, 546 yards
Tackles: Anthony Brown, DB, 69
Sacks: Ryan Russell, DE, 2.0; Collin Link, LB, 2.0; Jalani Phillips, DE, 2.0
Interceptions: Frankie Williams, DB, 2

Other Key Returnees: S Taylor Richards, TE Justin Sinz, WR Danny Anthrop

Key Losses: LB Will Lucas, DT Bruce Gaston, CB Ricardo Allen, QB Rob Henry, P Cody Webster

Purdue Boilermakers (2003 - Pres)

Needless to say, it was a bad year for Purdue football.  The Boilermakers finished last in the Big Ten in scoring, total offense and rushing in 2013.  Purdue also won just one game, went winless in the conference and are on a 10 game losing streak.  The only direction Purdue can go is up! With Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Southern Illinois on the schedule early, Purdue may start 3-1 before they begin Big Ten play against Iowa.

The offense struggled in 2013 scoring only 14.9 points per game. They averaged only 282.9 yards of total offense, 67.1 yards rushing.  Believe it or not, the Purdue offense has potential at the skill positions. Sophomore QB Danny Etling is back after throwing for 1,690 yards and ten touchdowns.  Etling will also have Receivers DeAngelo Yancey and Danny Anthrop returning as his main targets. Yancey caught 32 passes for 546 yards. Anthrop had only 17 receptions, but can stretch the field with his speed and quickness.  Raheem Mostert and Akeem Hunt will be used as running backs/wide receivers. Mostert is a Big Ten Indoor track champion and Hunt is the team’s top rusher, carrying the ball 123 times for 464 yards. The offensive line returns three starters including LG Jordan Roos (6-5 320), C Robert Kugler (6-3 284) and RG Jason King (6-3 300).

Purdue Boilermakers (1996 - Pres)
Purdue allowed 38 points per game in 2013 and return seven starters.  DE’s Ryan Russell and Jalani Phillips are back as are S Landon Feichter and CB’s Frankie Williams and Anthony Brown. Russell (6-5 275) is developing into one of the best ends in the Big Ten which should help the secondary make more plays in 2014.  Feichter is blessed with a good football IQ and is a tough competitor.  If he stays healthy Purdue will be much improved on defense. Williams was the team’s fourth leading tackler and added two interceptions.  LB Sean Robinson has become a very solid tackler after moving over from QB.

Again the schedule is softer and that will help Purdue early.  Another year in Darrell Hazell’s system will help Etling and the offense. We will find out a lot about the Boilermakers by the time they play Iowa on September 27th.

Purdue Boilermakers (1996 - 2002)

2013 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 67.1 (122nd in nation, 12th in conference)
Passing Offense: 215.8 (77, 6)
Total Offense: 282.9 (119, 12)
Scoring Offense: 14.9 (119, 12)
Rushing Defense: 235.4 (114, 10)
Pass Defense: 224.5 (55, 6)
Total Defense: 459.9 (104, 10)
Scoring Defense: 38.0 (111, 11)
Turnover Margin: -0.3 (79, 9)
Sacks:  1.17 (115, 12)
Sacks Allowed: 3.17 (115, 12)


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