Nebraska-Purdue Set for an Afternoon Kick on BTN
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Nebraska-Purdue Set for an Afternoon Kick on BTN

September 17, 2018

Homecoming will be a mid-afternoon affair this year.

The Big Ten conference announced Monday morning that Nebraska's Sept. 29 visit from Purdue is slated for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on BTN.

The Boilermakers haven't opened 2018 to expectations. The team is 0-3 with losses by a combined eight points. A season-opening loss to Northwestern on Aug. 30 was punctuated by an unnecessary roughness penalty on Purdue defensive lineman Lorenzo Neal on a third-down stop with just over two minutes remaining in the game and no timeouts. 

Since, coach Jeff Brohm's group has lost by one to Eastern Michigan on a 24-yard field goal as time expired and by three to Missouri on a 25-yard field goal as time expired.

On Saturday against the Tigers, though, quarterback David Blough set records. Blough completed 39 of his 55 attempts for a career-high and program record yards. He threw three touchdown passes with a pick and ran for another touchdown. Blough was splitting time with Elijah Sindelar up until the Missouri game so perhaps his performance is enough to keep him the job moving forward.

In scoring, Purdue's offense ranks 10th in the Big Ten (27.7 points) while its defense sits at 13th (30.3). The Boilermaker offense ranks eighth in rushing while the defense sits at 11th. The passing offense ranks second and the defense ranks 12th. 

The Huskers (0-2) play No. 19 Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor before returning home.


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