This week might be a battle of teams to see whose fanbase is most upset at them. Nebraska’s 1-4 record is built on a wealth of Scott Frost Days and the Cornhuskers have rarely looked good at all his year. Purdue is 2-3 and has lost three games in a row, two of which it probably should have won and one where it definitely did win. Both fanbases are angry and disappointed right now. This game represents a chance for the winner to be a little less angry and disappointed.
Let’s remember, it was Nebraska that whined and pushed and complained all summer so we could feel these emotions and “enjoy” college football. Fun fact! While this was once the season opener, it is now the latest game in a season ever at Ross-Ade Stadium, passing the Notre Dame game played on December 1, 2001 due to 9/11.
In reality, this is an even more important game for Jeff Brohm and Co., as the the promise of a 2-0 season after the first two wins can devolve into a 2-5 season very quickly with another loss because of Indiana looming next week.