Purdue is pretty famous for being where Neil Armstrong went to school. Being home to the first man on the moon is pretty cool, but soon Purdue will be known more for another first. That first is the “First Big Ten Spring Football Game of 2019.” What a great honor for the school and the football program.
Since no other teams are playing their Spring Game this Saturday, the Purdue game will be featured on BTN at 11 am GTZ. I’m going to go to the game, and I’ll have a recap at some point next week. For now, let’s preview what you are in for if you tune into the game.
What’s the weather forecast?
It’s looking like it will be great. Around 60 degrees at the start of the game and no rain in the forecast.
What is the format of the Spring Game?
Offense vs Defense. First half is a normally timed game. Second half there will be a running clock. Apparently some of the game will be live-tackling and during other parts it will be tape-delayed tackling.
Will Elijah Sindelar play?
Nope. He hyperextended his knee in practice and is sitting out in an abundance of caution. He said the MRI showed that it was fine, but why risk anything?
Will we get to see Rondale Moore break a bunch of tackles like he did against Ohio State?
Nope. He will only play during the no tackling portion of the game.
What about Tario Fuller. Will he play?
Nope. The most-likely main running back was also injured during practice. It is not serious though, and he should be ready for Fall practice.
What about George Karlaftis?
The highly touted DE recruit from West Lafayette High School will play. So there’s that.
Will the Cradle of Burgers concession stand be open?
You better believe it. Section 123.
Do you have any useful information about the Spring Game?
No, but I’m not sure that anything would qualify as useful information about the Spring Game.
Could you show that clip of the fake flea flicker from Brohm’s first Spring Game?
Nope. I couldn’t find it. I did find some Zapruder footage of Carson Wiggs kicking a 67 yard field goal in the 2011 Spring Game, so here you go.