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NCAA Football: Minnesota at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue needs a bye week because of its injury issues, but it needs to get through Minnesota to get there. That is a challenging task, as Minnesota has a strong running game and even stronger defense, but this past weekend they lost as a 30+ point favorite to Bowling Green. The offense abandoned them with a very poor passing game and it resulted in a 14-10 loss to a bad Bowling Green team.

At least Purdue is now not the last Power 5 team Bowling Green defeated.

This will be a challenging game for Purdue. The Boilers need to get at least something going in the running game and the improved defense will be tested by a huge offensive line that paves the way for solid backs. Will David Bell be back? Will Payne Durham be back? It will be a challenge, but being 4-1 and 2-0 in the Big Ten at the bye would be excellent.

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