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Purdue at Rutgers Game Day Vitals

Is this a trap game for Purdue?

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Could this be a trap game for Purdue? They’re coming off a soul-crushing close loss on the road to a Top-10 team and facing a team that, on paper, they should dominate. These kind of games have been tricky for Purdue in the past. Sure, it may be Rutgers and they may have just gotten their first conference win since 2015 (when they defeated IU 55-52 after being down 25 points), but this isn’t a team Purdue can sleep on. Yes, go on and laugh, but we’ve seen Purdue blow these types of games, even under Tiller.

Of course, I think that Brohm can get this team to focus on the task and not overlook the Knights. I know we say this every week, but this is a good chance for Brohm to show that this is a different Purdue team; a Purdue team that, even when playing on the road, can beat the teams they’re supposed to beat.

Let’s play football.

Purdue at Rutgers Game Day Vitals

Opponent Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Opponent Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Current Record 2-4, 1-2 Big Ten
Stadium High Point Solutions Stadium
Capacity 52,454
Surface FieldTurf
Mascot Scarlet Knight
Tickets Starting at $47 on StubHub
Starting at $58 on SeatGeek
Kickoff Time 12:00 PM EDT
Online Streaming BTN2Go
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 84
Odds Purdue 8 point favorites
All-Time Series First ever meeting
Last Purdue Win Never
Last Rutgers Win Never
SB Nation Blog Representation On The Banks
Weather Forecast Temperatures in upper-60s at kickoff, increasing to lower 70s. Clear skies.
2016 Rutgers Record 2-10, 0-9 Big Ten
2016 Rutgers Postseason None
Coach Chris Ash: 2nd season at Rutgers with 4-14 record, same overall coaching record
Is the H&R Staff Attending? Travis