Purdue needs a win Saturday at Indiana to become eligible for a bowl game.
The problem is that the Boilermakers haven't won a road game all season. Purdue is 5-2 at home, including wins over Ohio State and Illinois, but is 0-4 away from Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue was breaking in new quarterback Caleb TerBush when it lost 24-22 at Rice after missing a last-second field goal. The Boilermakers pushed Penn State before losing 23-18, but their most recent road losses were 36-14 against Michigan and 62-17 at Wisconsin.
The Hoosiers have lost their past four home games while being outscored 175-75. Their only home win came against South Carolina State, a Football Championship Subdivision program. Indiana is coming off a 55-3 loss at Michigan State.
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