#12 Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0) Host Boilermakers (1-3, 0-1)
Prior to the start of this fall football season, I expressed high hopes for Purdue. I worried about this game and I wondered whether the Lions would be ready for the Boilermakers when it rolled around. However, my concerns faded fast after Purdue lost their first game to lowly Nevada. Subsequently, in conference play, they have already bowed to the Golden Gophers on Boilermaker turf in West Lafayette.
But the downward slide didn’t stop there. In fact, it grew exponentially worse in that Minnesota game, where they lost not only their All-America wide receiver Rondale Moore, but also their quarterback, Elijah Sindelar, who led the conference in passing yards and total offense. The loss of Moore also impacts their kick- and punt-return game, as he was prolific in those categories. What’s worse, star defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal hasn’t been able to play since last year, and Purdue’s defense has been giving up 32.5 points per game. I think it is fair to say they
So, here we go again, thinks this Turkey. We’ll have to maintain concentration through another week before the real schedule kicks in.[Read more…]