One statistic bodes well for Purdue heading into showdown vs. No. 3 Michigan State
There’s a reason Mel Tucker isn’t overlooking Saturday’s game against Purdue. Even though Michigan State is the favorite, ranked No. 3 in the nation and entering the contest 8-0, there’s trouble lurking.
Jeff Brohm has a chance to play “Spoilermaker” again.
Purdue has a history of taking down Top 25 teams as an unranked squad. During his weekly presser, Tucker addressed the media with a list of games the Boilermakers have won against ranked opponents throughout their history.
Per FOX Sports, Purdue has won 16 games against Top 5 opponents as an unranked team. It will have the chance to do so again this weekend in West Lafayette.
As an unranked team, @BoilerFootball has the most wins against a Top 5 team in college football history 🚂💪
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 5, 2021
Purdue has already notched an impressive win earlier this season. The unranked Boilermakers ended No. 2 Iowa’s perfect season with a 24-7 victory in Kinnick Stadium.
The Boilers are entering Saturday’s game with a 5-3 record, needing just 1 win to clinch a bowl berth. Will it come over another ranked opponent? Or will Purdue have to wait 1 more week while Sparty improves to 9-0?