Brain Bowl Week 10: Purdue at Michigan

Wes FreasContributor INovember 3, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 24:  Head Coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines looks on while playing the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 24, 2009 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Penn State won the game 35-10.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

This week's Brain Bowl features two large Big 10 schools when Purdue meets Michigan in Ann Arbor. Let's go to the tape:

2009 Record:

Purdue: 3-6

Michigan: 5-4

One year cost of attending:

Purdue: $34,294

Michigan: $44,761

75th Percentile SAT Scores for Incoming Freshmen:

Purdue: Reading 610 , Math 660, Writing 610

Michigan: Reading 690 Math 740 Writing 710

Percent of Applicants Admitted:

Purdue: 72%

Michigan:  42%

Male-to-Female Ratio (New Feature!!)

Purdue: 41% female, 59% male

Michigan: 50% female, 50% male


Purdue: 41,433

Michigan: 41,042

OK, so maybe it's not Harvard v Yale, but this is the best we could do on an academic off week. Purdue loses on almost every front: easier admittance standards, more guys than gals, worse football team, and is located in West Lafayette, IN. Although the Boilers have played better recently, I like Michigan in this spot -5 at home. Rodriguez really needs a solid win and this looks like a good place.

Overall Brain Bowl Record 2009: 5-4 (vs spread)