Posted by Adam Jacobi
Purdue's loss to Toledo earlier today is now confirmed to be even worse than what'll show up in the standings tomorrow. According to ESPN 1450 WASK in West Lafayette, starting QB Robert Marve tore his ACL in his first-quarter knee injury, and he is out for the season.
This injury means that Purdue has now lost its top quarterback (Marve), top running back (Ralph Bolden), and top wide receiver (Keith Smith) all to torn ACLs this season. It would be foolish to pin that on anything but just plain rotten luck, of course; it's not as if coach Danny Hope has implemented a new system that specifically imperils ACLs or anything like that. But with that rotten luck, Purdue is now a prime candidate for the basement of the Big Ten once again.