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Purdue faces a critical game in Lincoln.

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NCAA Football: Nebraska at Minnesota Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t think this is a must win for Purdue, but if Purdue were to win it would be a very good thing. It makes bowl eligibility a near certainty and gives us a win over an opponent that is likely finishing with a losing record. It won’t be easy though. Nebraska has five losses, but all by 8 points or less. They have lost to three teams that are undefeated in Michigan State, Michigan, and Oklahoma. Yes, Oklahoma tries to lose every week it seems, but undefeated is undefeated.

This one will not be easy. The Cornhuskers have probably the best offense Purdue has faced after a parade of very bad ones. Their defense is average, but Purdue’s own offense has not been lighting the world on fire. It is worse than the last couple of defenses we have faced.

Again, this is not a must win, but it feels like we need this one.

GameDay Vitals

Opponent Tennessee Volunteers (7-5)
Opponent Tennessee Volunteers (7-5)
Stadium Nissan Stadium
Capacity 69,143
Surface Grass
Mascot A dog, despite being Volunteers
Tickets $46 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time 3:00 pm EST
TV ESPN
Online Streaming ESPN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Tennessee by 6 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
All-Time Series Purdue leads 1-0
Last Purdue Win 27-22 on 12/31/1979 in Bluebonnet Bowl
Last Tennessee Win None
SB Nation Blog Representation Rocky Top Talk
Weather Forecast 65 degrees, partly cloudy
2020 Tennesee Postseason None
Coach Josh Heupel (7-5 in first season at Tennessee. 35-13 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? No