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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.

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