Nebraska (3-3, 2-1 Big Ten) is on the road once again for a second consecutive weekend as the Huskers are set to face Purdue (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) on Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. This is Nebraska’s third trip to Purdue in the past four seasons.
The is also the 11th time that the two programs have met, including each of the past 10 seasons. Nebraska currently holds a 5-4 edge in the series since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2011. That includes winning three out of five matchups at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Interestingly enough, the road team has won four of the past five matchups in the series.
Nebraska-Purdue football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Live stream: FOX Sports (with TV provider)
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
Weather: We are looking at a very fall kind of forecast for the Huskers’ game in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday. Most of the day will be in the 50s, the leaves are starting to change, there will be quite a bit of cloud cover, and a small chance for some light rain early Saturday.
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Nebraska-Purdue football picks, odds
The line: Purdue -13.5
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska, Purdue and Illinois enter Saturday in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West. With that said, all seven teams in the Big Ten West are separated by just one game.
What can you expect on Saturday as the Huskers look to stay atop the Big Ten West?
The Huskers come into the matchup following a 14-13 victory at Rutgers last Friday night. Nebraska trailed 13-0 heading into halftime against the Scarlet Knights but the defense was able to hold Rutgers scoreless in the second half on the path to the victory. The Nebraska defense produced three takeaways and allowed just 85 total yards and five first downs in the second half.
As for Purdue, the Boilermakers coming into the matchup following a 31-29 victory at Maryland last Saturday. Purdue has one of the top passing offenses in the nation and is averaging better than 300 yards per game through the air. The Purdue defense is also very stout against the run and has allowed just 96.7 yards per game and 2.9 yards per rushing attempt.
While Nebraska is the underdog in the matchup, coach Mickey Joseph said the Huskers are consolidating under one united vision as they work through the remainder of the season.
“My makeup is to be aggressive and right now they’re believing they can do it,” Joseph said on Thursday. “They’ve bought into what I’ve asked them to do, what the coaches have asked them to do. So you can see smiles on their faces, you don’t see doubt in their eyes. You don’t see doubt in their body language.”
For more on what to expect from Purdue, check out Brady Oltmans’ full breakdown of the Boilermakers.