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Boilermakers face the Central Michigan Chippewas

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — How will the Boilermakers respond after nearly knocking off No. 16 Oregon last weekend? … Two familiar non-conference foes reunite as Purdue and Central Michigan meet up for a third game in a little over a year’s time and for the fifth time since 1999 … After combining for 2,070 total yards of offense in two meetings last season, is another aerial shootout on tap, or will the familiarity between the two give the defenses a leg up? … Joe Tiller looks to become the winningest coach in Purdue history with his 85th career win with the Boilers … Curtis Painter continues his march towards becoming the all-time Big Ten passer … Kory Sheets needs just one more TD to tie Mike Alstott for the Purdue career record and three more rushing scores to equal Alstott’s ground total record … Don’t miss the special teams play – Purdue is averaging 33 yards per kickoff return to CMU’s 20.2, while the Chippewas are averaging 34.8 yards per punt return to the Boilers’ 10.0.

Kick-off is at 12:00p ET at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN and the game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.

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