Purdue vs Wisconsin Preview and Predictions


The Boiling Point: Preview and Predictions for Purdue vs Wisconsin.

Purdue (4-4 ,2-2) vs Wisconsin (6-2, 2-2): 3:30pm Eastern
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
TV: ABC in Purdue/Wisconsin viewing areas, ESPN2 everywhere else- Mike Patrick has the play by play and the man singlehandedly responsible for getting Texas Tech’s Mike Leach fired, Craig James, has color commentary.
Radio: Wisconsin Broadcast- Sirius channel 85, XM channel 85; Purdue broadcast- 96.5FM in Lafayette area-Tim Newton has play-by-play, Pete Quinn is color commentator, and Kelly Kitchel is on the sideline.
Fun Fact: A two-fer: The Boilers haven’t won in Camp Randall since 2003. Also, Purdue hasn’t given up a passing touchdown in a Big Ten game this season.

Scott- Key to this game is going to be stopping running back Monte Ball and forcing Wisconsin to throw. Then they still have to stop quarterback Russell Wilson. Even if they accomplish those two things it probably won’t be enough. The past two weeks Wisconsin has lost heart breakers on hail marys so maybe they’ll come into this game with a hangover from that. I just don’t see this being a close game for the Boilers, and this was probably the main guaranteed loss before the season started. Wisconsin 28, Purdue 14

Zach- If Purdue can shut down Monte Ball, then shut down Russell Wilson, all the while establishing a running game and something close to a passing attack, it can maybe eliminate the crowd noise and hang with Wisconsin. In other news, if I lose 50 pounds, grow six inches and get in shape, I may be able to make the NBA… if it ever comes out of the lockout. Wisconsin 42, Purdue 3

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