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** 2020 Opponent Previews : Purdue (Game 1) **

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CollegeFootballNews: Purdue Schedule Breakdown & Predictions

Best Case Scenario

8-4: The Boilermakers show up large in Lincoln to kick off the season with a win over Nebraska. They take out two of 2019’s Group fo Five stars in Memphis and Air Force at home, and they show just enough pop to get by Boston College and Illinois on the road for a 6-0 start. They miss three of the big boys from the East – Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State – but they don’t get by Michigan on the road in October. However, they split the back-to-back dates against Minnesota and Wisconsin, and split the final two games against Iowa and at Indiana.

Worst Case Scenario

3-9: Nothing goes right. They lose to the Huskers on the road to kick things off, and they can’t handle Memphis and Air Force teams that keep it all rolling after last year. Throw in a road loss at Boston College, and the 0-4 start is a killer. They’ll win a few games in the second half of the season, but the run of three road games four weeks before hosing Wisconsin and Iowa are too much to overcome.




Athlon - Purdue Football: Boilermakers' 2020 Spring Preview

The Purdue Boilermakers are set to begin spring practice this week, eager to put a disappointing 2019 season in the rearview mirror. Purdue played in bowl games in each of the first two seasons under head coach Jeff Brohm, but injuries, inconsistency, and ineffectiveness last year doomed the Boilermakers to a 4-8 final record, including a 3-6 mark in Big Ten play. Nevertheless, there is reason to be optimistic Purdue will be better in 2020. Brohm and his coaching staff have raised the talent level considerably over the last few years, and the injury woes allowed several young players to receive more playing time than expected last season. In fact, 33 true and redshirt freshmen saw the field, including 13 as starters in 2019. That experience, better health for the roster as a whole, and some new blood on the coaching staff could combine for a major turnaround. But before we look too far ahead, we explore five storylines to watch for the Boilermakers this spring.



The Athletic: Purdue’s road to Big Ten West threat could come down to luck and line play

In three years under head coach Jeff Brohm, Purdue football has been known for two things: an explosive offense featuring some of the best young playmakers in the country, and an unfortunate number of injuries to the quarterbacks piloting that offense. Last year, the injury bug extended beyond the pocket, cutting down stud wide receiver Rondale Moore, who was coming off a 2018 season that earned him freshman All-America honors and the Paul Hornung Award for the nation’s most versatile player. Even David Bell, the receiver who broke out in Moore’s absence, dealt with injuries throughout the season; the two were never 100 percent healthy at the same time. An offseason of recovery should lead to a full arsenal when Week 1 arrives. The quarterback, however, is a giant question mark.




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They will be breaking-in a totally new defensive scheme that day, should be able to move the ball all over them. Trouble is they've shown the ability to move the ball all over us. Hopefully home-field and hopefully improved ST's can be the difference. 

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