The dismal 2013 Purdue football season will come to an end Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. either it will end with a small measure of redemption as Purdue keeps the Old Oaken Bucket for a third straight season or it will end with Purdue longest losing streak in 105 years.
Yes, that last part is right. Purdue has now lost nine games in a row. The Boilers last did that in 1993 when they lost the final nine games of the season to finish 1-10, but won the season opener a year later. A 10-game run of futility has not been seen since Purdue won the final game of the 1905 season, but did not win again until the second game of the 1908 season, going 0-5 both in 1906 and 1907 before the streak reached 11 games with a loss to open 1908.
So yes, the last time Purdue lost 10 football games in a row was before a pair of World Wars and when the Cubs were about to win a second straight World Series.
On that happy note, here are your Game Day Vitals:
Purdue Boilermakers (1-10, 0-7) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5)
|Stadium||Memorial Stadium (built 1960)
|Tickets||As low as $37 on Stubhub|
|TV||Big Ten Network
|Satellite Radio||XM Station 192, SIRI 138|
|Odds||Indiana by 20.5|
Purdue leads 72-37-6 (9th most played rivalry in FBS)
|Last Purdue Win|| 56-35 at Purdue on 11/24/2012
|Last Indiana Win||34-31 OT at Purdue on 11/27/2010
|Blog Representation||Crimson Quarry|
|Weather||High of 45 degrees, 0% chance of rain
|2012 Indiana Record
|2012 Indiana Postseason||
Kevin Wilson (9-26 in Third Year)
|Is T-Mill Attending?||No (first time I am missing a Bucket Game since 1999)