Here's what Marshall coach Doc Holliday said about Purdue during his weekly news conference Tuesday.
"It's obvious that we have an excellent challenge this week. We are back on the road facing a Purdue team that many believe to be a part of the Big 10 championship at the end of the year. They are a much improved football team from a year ago. Their defense is what really stands out for them. They're only allowing 293 yards a game. Their front four have a couple of guys that will probably be first- or second-round draft picks. We have a great challenge offensively. We have to make sure we have a great week of preparation before we get on that plane Friday."