Sources — Purdue QB Aidan O’Connell’s game-time decision for Saturday’s game against Florida Atlantic


Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell is expected to be a game-time decision against FAU on Saturday with an unspecified injury, sources told ESPN.

O’Connell is fifth nationally with 1,000 passing yards so far in 2022. He threw for eight touchdowns and one interception while establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the game.

The next player on the Purdue depth chart is sixth-year graduate transfer Austin Burton, who transferred from UCLA after the 2019 season. Burton played in seven games for the Boilermakers last year, appearing in relief and in select packages.

Burton started the game of his career. At UCLA in 2019, he started in a 48-31 home loss to Oregon State.

FAU is coming off a 40-14 home loss to USCF last week. After an impressive win against Charlotte in Week 0, FAU lost to Ohio and beat Southeastern Louisiana.

O’Connell won the starting job at Purdue last season, in which he threw 28 touchdowns, completed 71.6 percent of his passes and had five touchdown passes in the Music City Bowl win against Tennessee.


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