Illinois at Purdue 2013: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds, Streaming, And More

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It is the Big Ten's Game of the Year as 1-9 Purdue hosts Illinois, losers of 20 straight Big Ten games. Someone HAS to win.

There is so much at stake on Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium. First you have the Purdue Cannon, currently in Purdue's possession, which is one of the closer rivalry trophies in the country. Next you have Purdue coming in at 1-9 and trying to avoid the label of Worst Big Ten team of All Time. The Boilers still need 33 points in the last two games to match the Big Ten scoring output of 1981 Northwestern. Of course, a win also gets them out of that dubious company. Finally, you have Illinois, losers of 20 straight Big Ten games. No one in the conference has done that since that infamous Northwestern team, which lost 38 Big Ten games in a row from 1978-82.

It's the Big Ten Game of the Year!

Okay, so it is not the most glamorous matchup. Still, we should be treated to an exciting, competitive game, mostly because each side views the other as a possible win after so many defeats. I'll have more in the preview tomorrow, but here are your Game Day Vitals:

Illinois Fighting Illini (3-7, 0-6) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-9, 0-6)

Stadium Ross Ade Stadium (built 1924)
Capacity 62,500
Surface Grass
Tickets As Low As 35 cents on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon
TV Big Ten Network
Online Streaming BTN2Go
Satellite Radio XM Station 192, SIRI 138
Odds Illinois by 7
All-Time Series Illinois Leads 42-40-6 (Purdue leads Cannon portion 32-27-2)
Last Purdue Win 20-17 at Illinois on 11/17/2012
Last Illinois Win 44-10 at Illinois on 10/30/2010 (Last win at Purdue was 2001)
Blog Representation The Champaign Room
Weather High of 35 degrees, 20% chance of rain
2012 Illinois Record
2-10, 0-8
2012 Illinois Postseason None
Coach Tim Beckman (26-33, 5-17 at Illinois) defeated Purdue 31-20 while with Toledo in 2010
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