Indiana-Purdue is a rivalry game that may not get the attention of an Ohio State-Michigan or Alabama-Auburn, but these two in-state schools certainly don’t like each other.
Both programs have had their ups and downs over the years, and in 2019, Indiana is on an upswing. Purdue? Not as much.
The Boilermakers, even with a win, won’t finish at .500 and be bowl eligible. Their goal in this final game of the season is to put a damper on Indiana’s impressive season.
The Hoosiers are 7-4 going into the Old Oaken Bucket Game, but will be at Purdue for the contest. Indiana is getting back one of, if not its most, dynamic player on the offensive side of the ball, though. Coach Tom Allen said as much on Monday:
Indiana coach Tom Allen said WR Whop Philyor will be back for Bucket game against Purdue, RB Stevie Scott and T Matt Beford questionable #iufb
— KevinBrockwayCNHIIndiana (@KevinBrockwayG1) November 25, 2019
Whop Philyor is a key part of Indiana’s offense and has caught 61 passes for 863 yards and three touchdowns this season. Philyor, a junior, missed last game against Michigan due to a concussion. He appears to be good to go against Purdue.