Some things to watch in the Big Ten this weekend:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Purdue at Missouri. The Boilermakers (1-1) take to the road for a matchup with Missouri, Purdue’s first game against a Southeastern Conference foe since 2004. After dropping a tough 35-28 decision to Louisville at the home stadium of the Indianapolis Colts, the Boilermakers rebounded at home last week with a 44-21 rout of Ohio and are looking to sustain the momentum against the Tigers (1-1). Purdue first-year coach Jeff Brohm says of Missouri: “A very good football team that has a lot of talent and skill that plays in an outstanding conference.” Brohm left Western Kentucky with the goal of bringing the Boilermakers back to respectability after a 9-39 stretch over the past four years.
Iowa’s defense against North Texas QB Mason Fine. The Hawkeyes yielded 41 points and 467 yards in a 44-41 overtime win over Iowa State last week. Now they face a squad that’s amassed 91 points and 1,161 yards in two games — albeit against Lamar and SMU — behind Fine, who’s completed 69 percent of his passes for 648 yards and six TDs. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says, “Offensively, they’re very impressive. They’ve …read more
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