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NCAA Football: Purdue at Northwestern Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Bowl hopes are on the line even as most of the nation watched Notre Dame at Miami. Shoot, even that will likely be on my main TV as I try to achieve marital bliss, but rest assured, Purdue-Northwestern will still be up on my laptop.

And it is a big game for Purdue. With northwestern being ranked in the top 25 of the playoff rankings it gives us a good chance at our first victory over a ranked team in six years. The Wildcats, of course, are on an incredible hot streak of three straight overtime wins, so it won’t be easy.

More importantly, a victory gives Purdue a shot at a bowl game going into its final two games, where a 50/50 split assures a 13th game. Purdue is playing football with a little more confidence after beating Illinois at home last week, so maybe it will carry over as Elijah Sindelar returns to the starting lineup.

Northwestern Game Day Vitals

Opponent Northwestern Wildcats
Opponent Northwestern Wildcats
Current Record 6-3, 4-2 B1G West
Last Game Won at Nebraska 31-24 (OT)
Stadium Ryan Field
Capacity 47,130
Surface Grass
Mascot A cat, meoooow
Tickets Starting at $11 on StubHub
Starting at $9 on SeatGeek
Kickoff Time 7:00 PM EST
Online Streaming WatchESPN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 84
Odds Northwestern 5 point favorites
All-Time Series Purdue leads series 50-30-1
Current Win Streak 3 Northwestern (2014-2016)
Last Purdue Win 20-17 on October 9th, 2010 in Evanston
Last Northwestern Win 45-17 on November 12th, 2016 in West Lafayette
SB Nation Blog Representation Inside NU
Weather Forecast Temperatures in upper 30s, 40% chance of precipitation
2016 Northwestern Record 7-6, 5-4 B1G West
2016 Northwestern Postseason Defeated Pittsburgh 31-24 in Pinstripe Bowl
Coach Pat Fitzgerald, 12th year w/ 83-65 record, same overall CFB record