You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Boiling Point


Preview: Purdue at Penn State

Purdue will try to end a long losing skid today as the Boilermakers (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten) take on Penn State at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. Here's a look ahead at the noon matchup with the Nittany Lions (5-4, 2-3).

Last time out: Iowa 38, Boilermakers 14

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1380 AM; 106.7 FM

News and notes

  • A win today would give Purdue its first victory at Penn State since 2004 and end a seven-game losing streak for the Boilermakers. The Nittany Lions lead the all-time series with the Boilermakers 12-3-1.
  • Penn State will be the eighth team on Purdue's schedule that was either ranked or received votes at some point in the season. The Nittany Lions are fresh off a disappointing 24-10 loss to Minnesota and have not lost consecutive games this season.
  • Purdue and Penn State are the only teams to start true freshman quarterbacks this year. The Boilermakers threw in Danny Etling during their 55-24 loss to Northern Illinois in Week Four, while Christian Hackenberg started from the get-go for the Nittany Lions. Etling was supplanted by redshirt freshman Austin Appleby late in the game against the Hawkeyes, which could create some intrigue at the position for Purdue today.