"You'd be naive not to know this is not a good thing."
— NU coach Mike Riley on his team's sixth loss in nine games
"His performance was like our team's probably. A mixed bag."
— Riley on the play of QB Ryker Fyfe
"I put us in some tough spots. I've just got to learn from that, throw the ball away. Do what I can do. I can learn from that. I just wanted to go out there and play."
— Fyfe on his four interceptions
"Obviously not the result I wanted, but I'm proud of the offense. We kept on fighting for the entire game. We never quit. We never reacted and got mad at each other. We just responded, went out and played football."
— Fyfe on continuing to put points on the board
"We're focused on the progress right now to fix our issues. My message is: Our guys are doing well and working hard."
— NU defensive end Jack Gangwish on what's next for NU
"When I was a fan this would be tough. But we're not giving up. So I guess I'd just ask the fans not to give up, either. There's always an upside. The sun's going to come up. It's just — when is it going to come up?"
— NU linebacker Josh Banderas on any upside
"Any win is good, but when it comes in conference against a good football program, it feels so much sweeter. I just thought our players had a great focus. David Blough played relaxed today and made some big-time throws."
— Purdue coach Darrell Hazell on his first Big Ten home win
"Every day I come to practice, I just think about making plays like those. It just clicked today, finally. We knew they would throw one right to us, because he was a young guy and hadn't played that much. We knew we would get a couple of chances today."
— Purdue cornerback Anthony Brown on his three interceptions
"I missed some throws early, but then you see the catches some of our guys made, and that made my job easy."
— Purdue freshman quarterback Blough, who was completing 48.1 percent of his passes in Big Ten play before facing NU