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NCAA FOOTBALL: PENN STATE vs PURDUE PREVIEW

on November 15, 2013 10:40 AM

PURDUE (1-8) at PENN STATE (5-4)

When — Noon Saturday

Where — Beaver Stadium, University Park

TV — Big Ten Network

Coaches — Purdue: Darrell Hazell, first season (1-8 Purdue, 17-18 overall); Penn State: Bill O’Brien, second season (13-8 Penn State, 13-8 overall.)

All-time series — Penn State leads, 12-3-1.

Last meeting — PSU won, 34-9, on Nov. 3, 2012.

Notable — The Nittany Lions have won six straight meetings against the Boilermakers. … Last week, Penn State lost 24-10 at Minnesota and Purdue fell 38-14 to Iowa. PSU is 6-1 after a loss under Bill O’Brien. … Penn State receiver Allen Robinson leads the Big Ten in receptions per game (8.1) and receiving yards per game (122.9). … The game will feature the only two true freshmen starting quarterbacks in the Big Ten — Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg and Purdue’s Danny Etling. … The Boilermakers have lost seven straight. The Nittany Lions have won every other game since Sept. 7. They have not lost back-to-back games. … PSU will honor those who serve the country before the game with Military Appreciation Day. … The Nittany Lions’ last two wins have come in overtime.

Next week — Penn State welcomes Nebraska on Nov. 23.

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