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Minnesota at Purdue GameDay Vitals

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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 #21 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Opponent #21 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Stadium Huntington Bank Stadium
Capacity 50,805
Surface Prescription Athletic Turf
Mascot Goldie the Gopher
Tickets $67 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon EST
Online Streaming ESPN2
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Minnesota -12 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.
All-Time Series Minnesota leads 41-33-3 (have won 8 of last 9)
Last Purdue Win 31-17 at Purdue on 10/7/2017
Last Minnesota Win 20-13 at Purdue on 10/2/2021
SB Nation Blog Representation The Daily Gopher
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 71 degrees
2021 Minnesota Postseason Beat West Virginia 18-6 in Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Coach PJ Fleck (39-23 in 6th year at Minnesota, 69-45 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? No