This is the fourth in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2013 opponents.
Appearances in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl and the Heart of Dallas Bowl didn't exactly leave Purdue fans excited about the future of the football program. Athletic director Morgan Burke was less than thrilled, too, and he fired coach Danny Hope in November after four seasons of mediocre play.
In 2013, Purdue begins a new era with coach Darrell Hazell, who spent the past two seasons in charge of Kent State. Changing the Boilermakers' fortunes may take some time because Purdue isn't exactly stocked with all-conference talent this year.
Purdue loses its top rusher from last season (Akeem Shavers, 871 yards), its top quarterback (Robert Marve, 1,734 yards passing) and No. 1 receiver (Antavian Edison, 652 yards and eight touchdown catches). So even though the Boilermakers made two low-level bowl games the past two seasons, fans should be pleased if they can squeeze their way into a t...