October 28, 2007

Sunday Purdue notebook

An unlikely target

Of all the receiving threats on Purdue's offense, you'd think fullback Jeff Lindsay, a linebacker as of just a few weeks ago, would be one of the last people the Boilermakers would look to at the most crucial of junctures.

"We give him a hard time sometimes," quarterback Curtis Painter said of the redshirt freshman, "because he'll drop the easiest ones in practice."

But twice this season, Purdue's called 46's number in goal line, on fourth down.

Coach Joe Tiller admitted he's worried slightly about the prospect of an inexperienced receiver dropping a drive-ending pass in the end zone, but quipped, "apparently our other coaches don't."

So far, there's been nothing to worry about, as Lindsay's 2-for-2. He caught a late touchdown against Ohio State, spoiling a shutout, then again in the fourth quarter against Northwestern, capping the scoring.

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