It is time for year two of the Jeff Brohm era. For at least one night Purdue will be at the center of the college football universe as the Thursday night kickoff in West Lafayette is the biggest game on the docket for the season’s opening weekend. It marks the first time since 1996 that Purdue has started a season against a Big Ten opponent and the first time Purdue has played on Holy Thursday.
Last season Northwestern was in control throughout on a chilly night in Evanston. Their 23-13 win came after opening up a 20-0 lead midway through the third quarter. Charlie Kuhbender connected on three field goals and Clayton Thorson both ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown.
Will Thorson play in this one? I am betting he will after tearing his ACL in their Music City Bowl win over Kentucky. It should be a good one! Purdue hasn’t lost since losing in Evanston.