Spring Update - Practice 14
April 5, 2017

2017 Purdue Football Schedule / Purdue Football Master Plan

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Boilermakers held their final practice before Saturday’s annual Spring Game. Head coach Jeff Brohm wants to see guys continue to compete and get better, as they have all spring.

“We’ve got to find a way to get better,” Brohm said. “We have to have the best guys go against each other and we’re going to continue to do that until the spring is over. It’s been a good five weeks of practice. I think we’ve made strides and improvements, but we still have quite a ways to go.”

Saturday’s Spring Game will take place in Ross-Ade Stadium and kickoff at 1 p.m. ET. The game is open to the public and free of charge. It will also be carried live on the Big Ten Network.

In his first Spring Game with the Boilermakers, Brohm will square the offense against the defense, pitting the 1s vs. 1s, 2s vs. 2s and so on. The team will used a modified scoring system. The offensive scoring will be kept traditionally, with touchdowns counting six points, PAT kicks counting one point, two-point conversions counting two and field goals counting three.

On the opposite side of the ball, the team will earn two points for a defensive stop, three points for a 3-and-out or fourth-down stop, five points for a turnover (not returned for a touchdown) or safety and seven points for a touchdown.

More information about Saturday’s full day of festivities, including “The Challenge” 5K run/walk, game details, autograph sessions and more can be found here.

One player excited to show how much he and the team have gotten better is Eddy Wilson. The defensive tackle feels like he’s learned most of the defense and gotten plenty of repetitions to get better. The up-tempo style of practice has allowed Wilson, and the team, get in better shape and be able to stay on the field longer.

“We have gotten a lot better this spring,” Wilson said. “The first time we got out here, everything was new from coaches to scheme. The first two weeks, I didn’t feel like anyone stood out playmaking-wise. Everyone was kind of feeling out what to do and where to be. Now, I’ve seen a lot of guys making plays, especially DBs making plays on the back side. I’m really proud of the whole team overall with how much we’ve gotten better.”

Saturday caps the five weeks of spring practice for the Boilermakers. The team has worked out 14 times in that span, while installing a new system on both sides of the ball. Fans will have an opportunity to get a first glimpse at Brohm’s Boilermakers on Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium.




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