2. Purdue’s loss doesn’t mean anything … for now
For all of the great things Purdue did this season, all anyone will remember will be 1) the 49-20 win over Ohio State, 2) the equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming story of Tyler Trent, and 3) 63-14 in the bowl game.
This game shows just how much smoke and just how many mirrors Jeff Brohm has used over the last two seasons.
No, a performance like this will never sit well, but Purdue really is outmanned and outclassed in terms of talent in most games. This was Auburn playing at its peak efficiency, and Purdue being a lot off.
It was a really, really, really bad game, but this is still the team that fought through a win over Indiana on the road to get here, pulled off great wins over Boston College and Iowa, and …
Lose to Minnesota 41-10.
This really was a no-big-whoop loss, but it can’t become a regular thing going forward, or this game will be thrown back in Brohm’s face time and again. But it’s more likely just an aberration.
And for the moment, Louisville fans are pleased.