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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 Indiana Hoosiers: 2-9, 0-8
Opponent Indiana Hoosiers: 2-9, 0-8
Stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Capacity 57,236
Surface Grass
Mascot Nostalgia for a bygone era of college basketball (Variant - 1/3 filled section of shirtless chads dancing to the number 9)
Tickets $45 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time 3:30 pm EST
TV Fox Sports 1
Online Streaming Fox Sports 1
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Purdue -15 favorites over Indiana - O/U 50 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
All-Time Series Purdue leads 74-42-6
Last Purdue Win 28-21 at Indiana on 11/24/2018
Last Indiana Win 44-41 (2 OT) at Purdue on 11/30/2019
SB Nation Blog Representation Crimson Quarry
Weather Forecast 42 degrees, partly cloudy
2020 Indiana Postseason Mississippi 26, Indiana 20 in Outback Bowl
Coach Tom Allen (26-31 in 5th year and Indiana)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? Jace, Travis