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Yes, the deck was against Purdue Vs. TCU stacked as it played without QB Elijah Sindelar and in his first game without key linebacker Markus Bailey.
But anyway, the Boilermakers' 34-13 loss to the Horned Frogs was deeply disappointing in its general one-sidedness, the inability for Purdue to make much offensive, and the inability to defensively stop the run, where staff losses bluntly too felt.
Analysis from the Game …
• Circumstances played a role here, no question, but what worries the future is that this was a traditional Big Ten type of game and in such games the actual scrimmage line That's important, and here Purdue has decidedly lost on both sides of the ball.
Purdue can not traditionally line up and run the ball and can not do much against TCU, which the Boilermakers favored by throwing. [1
• Purdue's imbalance was offensively high in this game, compounded by circumstances. If Purdue had had Elijah Sindelar and it had been more likely to shoot 70 times with some effectiveness, his inability to play football might not have been too much, but in this game, given the pressure on an untested QB, it really was decisive, situational.
In the past, Purdue's crimes were overshadowed by third- and short-term failures, and later the TCU's last field objective was the inability to place them in thirds and ones for one meter deep in their own target.  Purdue, even with a short-handed O-line, is unlikely to be able to easily line up and operate on many people. It was a bit surprising how much it tried.
• As bad as the offense was in the first half, it showed modest signs of life early on, but was injured by two knee games, first a third of Rondale Moore drops the red zone after George Karlaftis intercepted them. Purdue was the first goal and had to settle for three. Next, TCU DB Trevon Moehring wrestled a controversial completion of Moore to get a puncture that scored a score from Horned Frog.
From then on, the offensive went into radio, the game was played exclusively at the end of the field by Purdue. The Boilermaker defense has beaten against a physical running game, and a slowly bleeding first half ended when the home team was lucky to be only 13-6 behind.