Look, we all saw the game this week. We all know Purdue is playing Wisconsin. We all know what tends to happen when Purdue plays Wisconsin in football. Let's just get right down to it.
The Q&A with Bucky's 5th Quarter gave me a small ray of hope yesterday. the fact that we haven't plays two completely awful games in a row yet this year is another small ray of hope. Wisconsin is a banged up team that may really not have a great running back for once and it has an inexperienced offensive line. Maybe we have a chance?
No. We do not have a chance. This is Wisconsin we're talking about. Since Kyle Orton's fumble hit the turf 11 years ago they have beaten us up in every way possible with multiple coaching changes on both sides. Nothing I have seen this season makes me think THIS is the Purdue team that finally changes that. Wisconsin 34, Purdue 7
Andrew Holmes Says
Death by running. Wisconsin 41, Purdue 20
Casey Bartley Says
There will be blood. Last week was a classic reset game, where if you were playing it on your console you'd pull the power halfway through it from all the frustration, but real life doesn't work like that. And now we go into Badger land where ghosts and blowouts live. But we're Purdue and weird things happen when you least expect it, I guess. Wisconsin 31, Purdue 17. Surprisingly competitive game because that's what we do.
Rachel Van Gessel Says
I expect a repeat performance of last week; anemic defense and inept offense Purdue 14, Wisconsin 45.
I'll just save you the trouble and let you know this game is going to be all Badgers, Badgers, Badgers, Badgers, Badgers. You think Wisconsin feels bad that Purdue is 1-5? Badgers don't care, Badgers don't give a shit, they just take what they want. You may think "But maybe Purdue has a chance and they will beat history and the Badgers" and maybe Purdue scores a competitive touchdown, but no, because Badgers. Purdue 7, Wisconsin 42.
Rob St. Claire Says
Oh dear. Wisconsin 45, Purdue 7, oddly reminiscent of last year's AFC Championship game.
Jumbo Heroes Says
I honestly don't know if I'm going to even watch this game. I can't remember the last time I said that. Sure I've missed a game here and there over the years due to other commitments, a friend's wedding comes to mind, but never simply because I didn't want to watch. I just have no desire to spend 3+ hours of my day watching a team and school I love get embarrassed. Then, to make matters worse, since I'm a small child it's just going to ruin the rest of my day. Instead I think my wife and I are going to a pumpkin patch to enjoy this lovely fall weather.
As to the actual game I honestly don't expect much of anything. Purdue isn't a good football team right now and hasn't been for some time. Every other week or so they forget how to tackle, they forget how to run the ball, and they forget how to play to their "strengths". I just don't know how much more I can give to this team. Wisconsin 56, Purdue 14
Staff picks after last week
Andrew Holmes: 1-3
Rob St. Claire: 1-1
Drew Schneider: 0-4
Jumbo Heroes: 4-2
No Pick Last Week