I told y’all last week that Charlie Jones would be the secret weapon against Iowa State, and he was! He’s the recipient Spencer Petras’ only touchdown pass so far this season and has the second-most receiving yards on the team, in addition to providing the Hawkeyes excellent field position with his returns.
I say all this vaguely because you’ve probably read the stats in my special teams story by now AND because I finally got to write that feature and it’ll be out this morning!
Something funny I saw yesterday: Purdue’s band will be without the World’s Largest Drum for the first time since 1979 because it does not fit in the tunnel at Notre Dame’s stadium.
Here’s the dilemma, according to a Purdue spokesperson for the band and orchestras in the ESPN story.
"According to a communication from the University of Notre Dame, our Band will not be permitted to take the World's Largest Drum through their tunnel and onto the football field for this Saturday's game," said Aaron Yoder, a spokesman for the university's bands and orchestras. "Notre Dame Athletics has restricted use of their main tunnel to their own football team and band, which is the only entrance large enough for the Drum. We have been told that visiting teams and bands have to use a separate tunnel that is much smaller. Our Drum is about 10 feet tall on its carriage and 565 pounds so it doesn't even come close to fitting in this other tunnel."
I know this is silly, but it’s kind of hilarious that Notre Dame won’t permit the drum through its home tunnel, which it would fit through. Purdue is currently the only other undefeated team in the Big Ten West. It goes into the game against Notre Dame after victories against Oregon State 30-21 and UConn 49-0. It’ll play Iowa on Oct. 16.