Sitting at 3-6 and riding a five-game losing streak, the Purdue Boilermakers are faced with the daunting task of winning out just to make a bowl game. Such a finish will be challenging, especially since they still have two road games to go.
But when you take a closer look at the Makers' schedule in 2012, it's clear that they have a very real chance to run the table.
The six teams that have beaten Purdue this season have a combined record of 42-13, whereas the three squads left on the slate are a paltry 10-17.
Two of those losses were well-played games, as the Boilermakers took No. 3 Notre Dame to the brink in South Bend and lost in heartbreaking fashion at undefeated Ohio State. But the most recent losses have been of a much more demoralizing variety.
Can Purdue bounce back and fight their way to bowl eligibility?
It's tough to tell at this point, but let's take a look at the remaining schedule to find out a little more.