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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 Maryland Terrapins (4-1, 1-1)
Opponent Maryland Terrapins (4-1, 1-1)
Stadium SECU Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Capacity 51,802
Surface Field Turf
Mascot Testudo the Turtle
Tickets $20 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon EST
Online Streaming BTN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Maryland -3 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.
All-Time Series Maryland leads 2-1
Last Purdue Win 40-14 at Purdue on 10/12/2019
Last Maryland Win 50-7 at Maryland on 10/1/2016
SB Nation Blog Representation Testudo Times
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 58 degrees
2021 Minnesota Postseason Beat Virginia Tech 54-10 in Pinstripe Bowl
Coach Mike Locksley (17-24 in 4th year at Maryland, 19-50 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? Jumboheroes