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The Program: Will Purdue Make Michigan Start 0-1 in Big Ten Play?

Michael FelderNational CFB Lead WriterDecember 29, 2016

The Michigan Wolverines kick off the Big Ten season with a trip to Purdue to take on the Boilermakers.

Brady Hoke's team sits at 2-2 on the year, but their primary goal of a Big Ten Championship is still well within their grasp. The march toward Pasadena starts Saturday and in order to get off to a good start, Michigan has to get to 1-0.

In Purdue we have a team that makes its mark on the defensive line and is going to tax Michigan up front.

Last year. Denard Robinson was contained fairly well by the Purdue defense. However, the Boilermakers let Fitzgerald Toussaint get loose to the tune of 170 yards.

This season, the "non-Denard Robinson" run game for the Wolverines has been less than impressive and it will be tested as Purdue keys on stopping Robinson from shredding their defense.

On the defensive side of things Michigan will look to stop the passing effort from Purdue as they try to find a way to throw the ball around. This Wolverines defense has, since the first two games, played soundly and they should allow the offense to lean on them this weekend.

This episode of the The Program hits on the Michigan at Purdue game as the Wolverines look to try and get off to a good start in Big Ten play.

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