Purdue Vs. Penn State: H&R Staff Predictions

Your editorial staff predicts today's game.

The apathy for Purdue football has gotten such that ONly a handful of staff members are picking games anymore. Here are this week's staff picks:

Riley Schmitt

Since we are in the holiday spirit, I have my money on Danny Hope showing in a Jim Colletto mask.

Penn State 34, Purdue "I have totally lost interest."

BTW, the important game is next week when Purdue and Iowa try to out-disappoint the respective fan bases for 60 minutes.

Michael Harvath

The Boilers come out hot with the energy of "Save Our Coach" combined with the Marve Advantage(TM). Unfortunately, Penn State is simply a better team, and a much better coached one. In the second half, the Nord and the offense retreat into "awkward teen wallflower" mode (calling it "missionary position" football is too bold), TerBush makes an appearance, and Henry only shows up once the game is completely over. Meanwhile, the defense again reverts to giving it up like a Thai hooker on Half-Price Friday.

Purdue 24, Penn State 41

Yes, I'm bitter.


The keys remain the same: Our defensive line has to return to playing dominant like it did against the two best teams on our schedule and Robert Marve has to show exactly why we have been calling for him since September. I would love for Marve to stick it to Nord and Hope for continuing to back TerBush despite everything we've seen on the field. Unfortunately, I have no confidence that TerBush won't be right back out there at the first sign of a mistake.

Prove me wrong, boys. Play with some pride and go get this. Penn State 27, Purdue 13

Saturday, November 3

Noon ET 12 Oklahoma 5-2 at Iowa State 5-3 ABC

Noon ET 16 Texas A&M 6-2 at 15 Miss. State 7-1 ESPN

Noon ET Temple 3-4 at 10 Louisville 8-0 ABC

Noon ET Missouri 4-4 at 7 Florida 7-1 ESPN 2

Noon ET Air Force 5-3 at Army 1-7 CBSSN

Noon ET Miami (Ohio) 4-4 at Buffalo 1-7 Time Warner Cable

Noon ET Syracuse 4-4 at Cincinnati 5-2 Big East Network

Noon ET Houston 4-4 at East Carolina 5-4 FSN

Noon ET Vanderbilt 4-4 at Kentucky 1-8 ESPNU

Noon ET Michigan 5-3 at Minnesota 5-3 Big Ten Network

Noon ET Troy 4-4 at Tennessee 3-5 FSN

Noon ET Towson 4-4 at Delaware 5-3 NBCSN

Noon ET Tennessee St. 8-1 at Murray State 3-5 FCS

Noon ET William & Mary 2-6 at New Hampshire 7-2 CSN

12:21 p.m. ET Tulsa 7-1 at Arkansas 3-5 SEC Network

12:30 p.m. ET New Mexico St. 1-7 at Auburn 1-7 CSS

12:30 p.m. ET Georgia Tech 3-5 at Maryland 4-4 ACC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Virginia 2-6 at N.C. State 5-3 ACC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Yale 2-5 at Brown 4-3 YES

1 p.m. ET WMU 3-6 at CMU 3-5 ESPN3.com

1 p.m. ET Penn 3-4 at Princeton 4-3 ESPN3.com

1:30 p.m. ET Coastal Carolina 4-4 at Gardner-Webb 2-6 ESPN3.com

2 p.m. ET 14 Stanford 6-2 at Colorado 1-7 FX

2 p.m. ET Akron 1-8 at Kent State 7-1 SportsTime Ohio

2 p.m. ET Memphis 1-7 at Marshall 3-5 GoTigersGo.com

2 p.m. ET Southern 3-5 at Alabama A&M 6-2 SWAC-TV

2 p.m. ET App. State 6-3 at Georgia Southern 7-1 ESPN3.com

2 p.m. ET NDSU 7-1 at Missouri State 3-6 Mediacom

2 p.m. ET Southern Utah 4-5 at North Dakota 4-5 Midco Sports Net

2 p.m. ET South Dakota 1-7 at Youngstown St. 4-4 ESPN3.com

3 p.m. ET TCU 5-3 at 21 West Virginia 5-2 FOX

3 p.m. ET Washington St. 2-6 at Utah 3-5 Pac-12 Networks

3 p.m. ET Texas State 3-4 at Utah State 7-2 KMYU

3 p.m. ET South Dakota St. 6-2 at SIU 5-4 Saluki SN

3 p.m. ET Ark.-Pine Bluff 6-2 at Texas Southern 2-6 KHOU

3:30 p.m. ET 23 Texas 6-2 at 18 Texas Tech 6-2 ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Pittsburgh 4-4 at 3 Notre Dame 8-0 NBC

3:30 p.m. ET Illinois 2-6 at Ohio State 9-0 ESPN

3:30 p.m. ET Ole Miss 5-3 at 6 Georgia 7-1 CBS

3:30 p.m. ET 20 Nebraska 6-2 at Michigan State 5-4 ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Boston College 2-6 at Wake Forest 4-4 RSN

3:30 p.m. ET FIU 1-8 at South Alabama 2-6 USAJaguars.com

3:30 p.m. ET FAU 2-6 at Navy 5-3 CBSSN

3:30 p.m. ET Iowa 4-4 at Indiana 3-5 Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET Kansas 1-7 at Baylor 3-4 FSN

3:30 p.m. ET Penn State 5-3 at Purdue 3-5 ESPNU

3:30 p.m. ET Rice 3-6 at Tulane 2-6 TulaneGreenWave.com

3:30 p.m. ET UMass 0-8 at NIU 8-1 NIUHuskies.com

3:30 p.m. ET CSU 4-4 at Liberty 3-5 MASN2

3:30 p.m. ET JMU 6-2 at Maine 3-5 CSN-NE

3:30 p.m. ET Duquesne 5-3 at Robert Morris 2-6 FCS, ROOT

3:30 p.m. ET Montana 4-5 at Weber State 1-7 ROOT

3:30 p.m. ET Chattanooga 4-4 at Western Carolina 1-8 Catamount SN

4 p.m. ET UTSA 5-3 at 25 Louisiana Tech 7-1 ESPN Reg., MASN

4 p.m. ET Louisiana 4-3 at ULM 6-2 SBN, ESPN3.com

4 p.m. ET New Mexico 4-5 at UNLV 1-8 Time Warner Cable

4 p.m. ET McNeese State 5-3 at Nicholls 1-6 Southland TV

4:30 p.m. ET Colorado State 2-6 at Wyoming 1-7 KTVD

4:35 p.m. ET Cal-Poly 7-1 at EWU 6-2 SWX

5 p.m. ET San Jose St. 6-2 at Idaho 1-7 Altitude

5 p.m. ET Arkansas State 5-3 at North Texas 3-5 MeanGreenSports.com

7 p.m. ET 13 Clemson 7-1 at Duke 6-3 ESPN 2

7 p.m. ET 4 Oregon 8-0 at 17 USC 6-2 FOX

7 p.m. ET UConn 3-5 at USF 2-6 ESPNU

7 p.m. ET Hawaii 1-6 at Fresno State 6-3 CSN+

7 p.m. ET SMU 4-4 at UCF 6-2 CBSSN

7:05 p.m. ET Montana State 7-1 at Sacramento St. 6-3 ROOT

7:30 p.m. ET UAB 1-7 at Southern Miss 0-8 CSS

8 p.m. ET 1 Alabama 8-0 at 5 LSU 7-1 CBS

8 p.m. ET 24 Oklahoma St. 5-2 at 2 Kansas State 8-0 ABC

8 p.m. ET Northwestern St. 4-4 at CAU 7-2 Southland TV

10:30 p.m. ET San Diego St. 6-3 at 19 Boise State 7-1 CBSSN

10:30 p.m. ET Arizona State 5-3 at 11 Oregon State 6-1 ESPN 2

10:30 p.m. ET 22 Arizona 5-3 at UCLA 6-2 Pac-12 Networks
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