Sep 16, 2017; Columbia, MO, USA; Purdue Boilermakers quarterback David Blough throws a pass against the Missouri Tigers in the first half at Faurot Field.

What about Saturday at Missouri? A 35-3 throttling of a Southeastern Conference team on the road was surely an enjoyable experience for Purdue’s quarterback?

“I’ve been through a lot in four years ,” Blough said of the program’s first road win against a Power 5 program since 2005 at Arizona.

The fan base was ready to latch onto a product that not only was entertaining but meshed with what Purdue football should be about.

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In the past, Purdue was the one getting pushed around and embarrassed.

“I hope what Purdue football is right now is a team people want to show up and watch, that they can support and be behind and have some momentum we haven’t had in a while,” Blough said.

Brohm talked before the season about earning a signature victory to boost the team’s confidence.

Carmin covers Purdue football and women’s basketball for the Journal & Courier.