Each and every year the Wisconsin football team has a game on their schedule where they go up against someone who’s almost a mirror image of them. For the first time in a long time, the Purdue Boilermakers are that team in a schematic sense.
Both the Badgers and Boilermakers run a pro-style offense and have new head coaches preparing for their first ever conference game in the Big Ten.
That’s where the mirror image ends though as Wisconsin is a team loaded with talent and Purdue is struggling through a transition phase.
Purdue Boilermakers (1-2) Analysis: Purdue had a dreadful start to the season – 42-7 loss to unranked Cincinnati – before rebounding with a win against Indiana State and a tough-fought loss with Notre Dame. Conference season is a rebirth for teams who struggled in their non-conference slate, so don’t discount Purdue’s motivation on the road.
The only issue with buying in to the Boilermakers is how bad they’ve been on offense. This unit can’t keep the defense off the...