Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Dual QB System in Place for Boilers

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Dual QB System in Place for Boilers

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - For the first time this season, Purdue is in bounce-back mode. The Boilermakers (1-1) are coming off a last- second 20-17 loss to Notre Dame, and now the Boilermakers must regroup for today's home game against Eastern Michigan (0-2). Purdue coach Danny Hope said he expects his team to respond well.

"We came away from the game obviously disappointed that we didn't win, but very encouraged about our potential as a football team," he said. "There's not any selfishness on our football team. They all pull the rope in the same direction."

Purdue will be without No. 2 quarterback Robert Marve. Marve tore his left ACL late in the loss to the Fighting Irish. The sixthyear senior threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns in the season- opening 48-6 won over Eastern Kentucky.

Hope said he wouldn't be surprised to see Marve return.

"It'll be up to Robert as far as when he can get back and start getting some reps and how he feels, but I know he's very determined," Hope said.

"He's a real warrior. Unbelievable amount of respect for Robert Marve."

Starting quarterback Caleb TerBush, who had been replaced by Marve heading into Purdue's final drive against Notre Dame, stepped up and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Antavian Edison on fourth- and-10 with 2:04 remaining.

Rob Henry, a former starter, will move into the No. 2 spot.

"I like everything about Rob Henry," Hope said. "I think he's a fantastic athlete, brings a whole new dimension to the offense and to the playing field, great character guy, outstanding leader, very, very fast and a much improved passer and a guy that the players have always believed in."

Hope said both may play at the same time.

"That could be potentially the epitome of a dual-quarterback system, two quarterbacks in the same huddle at the same time, both of them with the potential to be passing quarterbacks and both of them with the potential to be running quarterbacks..," he said.

Purdue's running game, expected to be a strength, has struggled out of the gate. …

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