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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 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