Purdue Wins Music City Bowl Over Tennessee 48-45: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

Purdue Wins Music City Bowl Over Tennessee 48-45: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Purdue Wins Music City Bowl Over Tennessee 48-45: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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1. Purdue had its big moment under Jeff Brohm

Purdue went 2-4 in 2020, and that’s coming off a 4-8 2019 season.

Head coach Jeff Brohm got the Boilermakers to a bowl game in 2018 – and got obliterated by Auburn in the Music City 63-14.

With this win over Tennessee, Purdue has its first nine-win season since the 2003 campaign, and it did it with the schemes on both sides of the ball working.

The offense was explosive all year, the defense was among the best the team has had in years.

Everything should keep on rolling next year, too.

Purdue was missing a slew of defensive backs in this, but the D as a whole has a strong foundation that should be good enough to build around. It’s not about dominating on that side of the ball. It’s more about holding serve.

The offense is loaded with receiving weapons, some nice backs who fit the part return, the line is fine, and Aidan O’Connell will be back for his sixth year to run the whole thing.

This was a good season and a great showing no matter what for Purdue, but to win a bowl game like that is going to mean a whole lot in the process.

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3. Aidan O’Connell’s big day
2. THAT’S the Tennessee offense
1. Purdue had its big moment

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