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

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In a rarity, a MAC team is favored over a Big Ten team in a Big Ten Stadium.

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

It is Homecoming in West Lafayette, and for the first time since 1937 Purdue is not playing a Big Ten team for Homecoming. That 1937 game was a 7-0 win over Carnegie Tech, but they were unavailable as an opponent this weekend.

Instead, we get Northern Illinois, a team that made history last season as the first MAC team to ever play in a BCS bowl game. Since they have already beaten Iowa this year, a victory over Purdue would give them two Big Ten wins and a leg up on making a second BCS bowl if the rankings fall right and they stay undefeated.

We'll learn more about NIU later this week, but here are your Game Day Vitals:

Here are your GameDay Vitals:

Northern Illinois Huskies (3-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-2)

Stadium Ross Ade Stadium (built 1924)
Capacity 62,500
Surface Grass
Tickets As Low As 50 cents on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon
TV ESPN2
Online Streaming WatchESPN
Satellite Radio XM Station 192, SIRI 138
Odds Northern Illinois by 3.5
All-Time Series Northern Illinois Leads 1-0
Last Purdue Win None
Last Northern Illinois Win 28-21 at Purdue on 9/19/2009
Blog Representation Red and Black Attack
Weather High of 82 degrees, 20% chance of rain
2012 Northern Illinois Record 12-2, 9-0 MAC (MAC Champions)
2012 Northern Illinois Postseason Lost to Florida State 31-10 in Orange Bowl
Coach Rod Carey (3-1 at NIU, 3-1 all-time)
Is T-Mill Attending? Yes!