After both teams lost on Saturday, both Purdue and Penn State will be coming into this weekend’s game in West Lafayette looking for a win.
The Boilermakers are looking to snap a four-game losing streak, while Penn State is trying to rebound from a hard-fought loss in Happy Valley against Ohio State.
The Nittany Lions currently lead the series that began in 1951 against Purdue 11-3-1, and the Boilermakers haven’t beaten Penn State since 2004.
After winning five straight games then losing to Ohio State, Bill O’Brien needs to win Saturday to prevent his team from going downhill fast.
For Purdue, coach Danny Hope needs to get his Boilermakers their first win in the Big Ten to keep them relevant at the end of the season.
Saturday is a must-win for both teams, and it will be coverage on ESPNU with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
Here’s a position-by-position preview of what you will be seeing in this Big Ten Conference matchup.