Lookahead to Purdue: NIU Huskies favored by 3.5 points on the road

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Illinois Huskies are favored on the road by 3.5 points against the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend.

It's time for a quick lookahead at our next opponent: The Purdue Boilermakers. Here are the big stories going in to this one:

Northern Illinois is favored by 3.5 points on the road to a Big 10 school

We're not joking about this.

The last time a MAC school was favored on the road was...

A MAC team hasn't beaten two Big 10 teams in one season since...

Challenge accepted.

Series history

NIU is 1-0 against the Purdue Boilermakers with that win coming in a recent 28-21 victory in 2009.

That was 2 coaches ago in Coach Kill and the Huskies came through with the victory after a crazy fake punt towards the end of the game to seal the victory for the Huskies by Justin Anderson. On their own 16 yard line nonetheless!

Here is the RABA coverage from that game:

Purdon't get me started on this Ralph guy

Northern Illinois dominates Purdue in 28-21 victory

My Two Cents: Purdue

The Boilermakers enter the Boneyard

Huskies need to be humbled by Purdue win

Hazell seeks revenge

New Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell knows a thing or two about this Huskie offense. He faced them as head coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes just last season in the MAC Championship game. I am sure he is still upset his Flashes didn't get that Orange Bowl spot that the Huskies attained by beating them. Purdue is a big rebuilding project but I'm sure Hazell will have some sort of an edge while preparing for this NIU squad.

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