Big 10 Game Preview: Nebraska @ Purdue

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/30/2015

Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-6)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, October 31, 7:00 PM
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue, winless in Big Ten play and having lost five consecutive games, would see its thin hopes for a bowl bid officially ended with a home loss to Nebraska. The hard-luck Cornhuskers have five losses by a combined 13 points this year, and have lost three of four.

Players to watch

  • Ryker Fyfe will start at quarterback for Nebraska with Tommy Armstrong Jr. out due to injury. Fife has appeared in just one game this season, completing 5-of-7 passes for 33 yards, a touchdown and an interception against South Alabama on Sept. 12.
  • Purdue safety Leroy Clark has 45 tackles this season, as well as six pass breakups and two interceptions. 

Key Stats

  • All five of Nebraska’s losses this season are by 5 points or fewer, and the Cornhuskers have held a fourth quarter lead in four of them.
  • The Cornhuskers have defeated Purdue in two consecutive seasons, winning by an average margin of 29 points.
  • Purdue’s only win over Nebraska came in the schools’ first ever meeting, a 28-0 victory in 1958.
  • The Boilermakers are allowing 198.1 yards of rushing offense per game -- worst in the Big Ten.
  • Nebraska kicker Drew Brown leads the Big Ten with 69 points, and his 14 field goals are tied for the conference lead.
  • Cornhuskers running back Terrell Newby ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 641 rushing yards and has five touchdowns this season.


  • Nebraska cornerback Jonathan Rose is questionable with an undisclosed injury.
  • Armstrong will miss the game with a foot injury.