It’s that time again. The leaves are getting ready to change, Purdue is playing a homecoming game in September (err, wha?) and the Boilers have a MAC team in town to absorb the pounding they so richly deserve FOR HAVING THE TEMERITY TO SAUNTER INTO A BIG TEN SCHOOL’S BUILDING!
Oh, wait, sorry, I just had a flashback to the Jim Colletto era, when Purdue teams routinely demolished squads from the MAC. I forgot we now live in the world – and have since about 1997 – where Purdue sometimes loses to these teams, even in good years where they’re beating Ohio State or Notre Dame. Oh, and hey, even more fun – now we never have any idea what’s going to happen. Exciting, right? Well, maybe not as much as you might think.
So here comes NIU, Purdue’s third consecutive 2012 BCS bowl opponent. Mercy. When Purdue’s schedule was ranked as the fourth-toughest in the entire country, this is the sort of stretch explaining why.
But hey, don’t worry – after this weekend, the Boilers have a we...