After squeezing out a win against Nebraska, now Purdue has to deal with No.5 Michigan State.

The Boilermakers were able to hold on to their lead in the second half thanks to their defense. Purdue got up 28-17 in the fourth quarter, stopping Nebraska late in the game on the two-point conversion and recovering the onside kick to seal the game with a 28-23 victory.

It looks like the Boilermakers didn’t suffer any major injuries, so they should be full strength coming into their game with the Spartans.

One of the things that could effect the team in the long run is the kicking game. Mitchell Fineran has been on a really bad slump as of late. The Boilermakers could need him if they want another big upset like they had against Iowa. Head coach Jeff Brohm stated during his presser on Monday that there will be a kicking competition at practice.

The Spartans currently lead the series against the Boilermakers 36-28. Michigan State has won the last eight matchups with Purdue as well. The last matchup was a 23-13 win in East Lansing in 2018 for Michigan State. Purdue last beat Michigan State back in 2006.

ESPN’s FPI gives Michigan State a 60.6% chance of victory against Purdue. The Boilermakers have a chance to break their losing streak Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Brohm gave injury updates on a few players, while also highlighting some players that have impressed him so far in 2021 among other things.

Here’s what Brohm had to say: