Saturday, 12 p.m.; TV: ESPN; Radio: WEEU 830-AM; The line: Nittany Lions by 28
Penn State 45, Purdue 10
The Nittany Lions should make the Homecoming crowd happy on what’s expected to be a cool, sunny afternoon. Penn State is coming off its best performance of the season and facing a team riddled by injuries. Purdue also has a minus-8 turnover ratio and a young quarterback Jack Plummer, who has thrown four interceptions. Expect the Lions to easily give coach James Franklin his 50th win at Penn State and set the stage for a rugged three-game stretch.
|Purdue||(0-1, 1-3)||Penn State||(1-0, 4-0)|
|at Nevada||L, 31-34||Idaho||W, 79-7|
|Vanderbilt||W, 42-24||Buffalo||W, 45-13|
|TCU||L, 13-34||Pittsburgh||W, 17-10|
|Minnesota||L, 31-38||at Maryland||W, 59-0|
|Saturday||at Penn State||Saturday||Purdue|
|Oct. 12||Maryland||Oct. 12||at Iowa|
|Oct. 19||at Iowa||Oct. 19||Michigan|
|Oct. 26||Illinois||Oct. 26||at Michigan State|
|Nov. 2||Nebraska||Nov. 9||at Minnesota|
|Nov. 9||at Northwestern||Nov. 16||Indiana|
|Nov. 23||at Wisconsin||Nov. 23||at Ohio State|
|Nov. 30||Indiana||Nov. 30||Rutgers|
|Purdue offense||Penn State offense|
|Wide receiver||3||David Bell||Wide receiver||6||
|Tight end||89||Brycen Hopkins||Tight end||87||Pat Freiermuth|
|Left tackle||78||Grant Hermanns||Left tackle||53||Rasheed Walker|
|Left guard||66||Alex Criddle||Left guard||74||Steven Gonzalez|
|Center||56||Viktor Beach||Center||62||Michal Menet|
|Right guard||79||Matt McCann||Right guard||73||Mike Miranda|
|Right tackle||70||Will Bramel||Right tackle||71||Will Fries|
|Wide receiver||33||Jackson Anthrop||Wide receiver||1||KJ Hamler|
|Wide receiver||10||Amad Anderson||Wide receiver||5||Jahan Dotson|
|Quarterback||13||Jack Plummer||Quarterback||14||Sean Clifford|
|Running back||22||King Doerue||Running back||4||Journey Brown|
|Purdue defense||Penn State defense|
|End||55||Derrick Barnes||End||18||Shaka Toney|
|Tackle||98||Kai Higgins||Tackle||54||Robert Windsor|
|Tackle||8||Anthony Watts||Tackle||55||Antonio Shelton|
|End||5||George Karlaftis||End||99||Yetur Gross-Matos|
|Linebacker||36||Jaylan Akexander||Outside linebacker||6||Cam Brown|
|Linebacker||44||Ben Holt||Middle linebacker||36||Jan Johnson|
|Linebacker||46||Cornel Jones||Outside linebacker||11||Micah Parsons|
|Cornerback||23||Cory Trice||Cornerback||5||Tariq Castro-Fields|
|Strong safety||6||Jalen Graham||Safety||17||Garrett Taylor|
|Free safety||27||Navon Mosley||Safety||38||Lamont Wade|
|Cornerback||7||Jordan Rucker||Cornerback||29||John Reid|
Penn State statistics
- When Penn State has the ball: With Purdue ranking 113th in the nation in total defense, the Nittany Lions should have no trouble moving down the field. If they protect Sean Clifford and the football, they will score near their season average of 50.0 points. Edge: Penn State.
- When Purdue has the ball: The Boilermakers will be without their best offensive players, quarterback Elijah Sindelar and wide receiver Rondale Moore, because of injuries. Even with them, they’ve had no ground game, so expect a lot of short passes. Edge: Penn State.
- Special teams: Penn State’s KJ Hamler is due to make a big return in the kicking game. Jake Pinegar, Jordan Stout and Blake Gillikin have kicked very well so far. Losing Moore severely damages Purdue’s return game. Edge: Penn State.
By the numbers
|Per game||Purdue||Penn State|
Penn State leads Purdue 14-3-1, including a 62-24 win in 2016 at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue: Jeff Brohm, 14-16, third season.
Penn State: James Franklin, 49-21, sixth season.
“They (Purdue) gave Minnesota a great game last week without those guys (injured wide receiver Rondale Moore and quarterback Elijah Sindelar). They believe in their athletes a lot. They throw the 50-50 ball a lot. The other quarterback (Jack Plummer) came in and did a great job. They still have a great passing game without those guys.” — John Reid, Penn State cornerback.
Big Ten standings
|EAST||Big Ten||All||WEST||Big Ten||All|
Saturday’s Big Ten games
- Purdue at Penn State, noon (ESPN)
- Iowa at Michigan, noon (FOX)
- Maryland at Rutgers, noon (BTN)
- Kent State at Wisconsin, noon (ESPNU)
- Illinois at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. (BTN)
- Northwestern at Nebraska, 4 p.m. (FOX)
- Michigan State at Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. (ABC)
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