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This should be a win.

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I was trying to think of the last time Purdue was a five touchdown favorite against an FBS team anywhere, let alone on the road. There have been some FCS games where, if there was a line, Purdue would have been heavily favored. But an FBS team? You would probably have to go back to Drew Brees’ first season when the Boilers blew out Central Michigan and Kent State by a combined score of 93-10.

As far as being such a large road favorite? In 1997 Purdue was 5-1 and in the top 25 when it went to Illinois and won 48-3 over an Illini team that went winless, so maybe then? Later that season Purdue won 56-7 at Indiana, who went 2-9.

If I had to guess with any certainty I would say 1980. Purdue was 5-2 and leading the Big Ten when it went to Northwestern, who as in the midst of their record 34 game losing streak. Purdue “only” won 52-31, but finished 9-3 while the Wildcats were winless that year and the next year.

In short, Purdue should win today. By a lot. Anything less would be a disaster.

GameDay Vitals

Opponent Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Current Record: 2-0
Opponent Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Current Record: 2-0
Stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Capacity 77,622
Surface FieldTurf
Mascot That Irish Guy
Tickets Starting at $68 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time 2:30 PM EDT
Online Streaming NBC
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Notre Dame by 7.5
All-Time Series Notre Dame leads 56-26-2
Last Purdue Win 33-19 at Purdue on 9/29/2007
Last Notre Dame Win 30-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium on 9/13/2014
SB Nation Blog Representation One Foot Down
Weather Forecast 86 degrees, chance of rain
2020 Notre Dame Record 10-2
2020 Notre Dame Postseason Lost 31-14 in False Rose Bowl to Alabama
Coach Brian Kelly (83-39 in 12th year at Notre Dame, 254-96-2 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? None