Quick count: Purdue spring game

Stacy Clardie, GoldandBlack.com staff
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Purdue concluded its first spring practice under first-year coach Jeff Brohm on Saturday with the spring game.

Using a modified scoring system because it was offense vs. defense, not a split squad, the defense won, 45-30.

More to come but a couple quick impressions:

• The first-team offense scored two touchdowns in the first half — it didn't play in the second — one on David Blough's 15-yard pass to Jackson Anthrop and another on Richie Worship's two-yard run, but largely struggled on the day. As did all of the offensive units.

In the final minute, Malik Kimbrough caught a touchdown from fourth-string QB Aaron Banks.

• The defense had two turnovers. Simeon Smiley had the day's only interception, picking off Jared Sparks in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Andy Chelf recovered a fumbled snap. The defense had at least six sacks — the quarterbacks weren't live. Kai Higgins had one on the final play, giving him three, and defense tackle Gelen Robinson had two.

• At least three players ended the scrimmage apparently nursing injuries. Linebacker Rob Simmons had ice on his left shoulder, cornerback Da'Wan Hunte had ice on his left shoulder and running back Tario Fuller had ice near his left groin.


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