Fresh off a bye week, Purdue will be heading to Iowa City to face No. 2 Iowa on Saturday. The Boilermakers are 3-2 on the season, and will have their hands full with the undefeated Hawkeyes.

Outside of No. 14 Notre Dame, who they lost to 24-13, Purdue has yet to face a ranked team this season — their other loss was at the hands of an unranked Minnesota team.

But this week is about Iowa.

Iowa has won 12-straight games, and have outscored their last 12 opponents 403-161. Over that span they have averaged 33.6 points per game, while allowing just over 13 points per game. The win-streak ranks fourth all-time in Iowa history.

In addition, the Hawkeyes lead the country in interceptions, takeaways and turnover margin. Their 80 interceptions since 2017 is the most of any team in the country. Nine different Hawkeyes have had at least one pick, while the defense ranks fourth in scoring defense.

Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm met with the media on Monday, and said of the Hawkeyes, that they are a “tremendous challenge.”

Ya think?