Wisconsin and Purdue meet in a Big Ten West game Saturday, October 14, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
Wisconsin won’t be looking ahead despite having won 11 consecutive games against Purdue. The Badgers hope to have a number of players available for the game who were listed as questionable early this week. Running back Rachid Ibrahim could be used in the ground game more, particularly if teammate Chris James isn’t fully healthy.
Wisconsin-Purdue football TV channel, time, live stream
Wisconsin and Purdue are playing on the Big Ten Network. You can find the Big Ten Network channel on your TV here.
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, October 14
Live stream: BTN2Go.com or via the BTN2Gomobile app
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.
Weather: High of 65 degrees with rain throughout the day
Wisconsin-Purdue football picks, odds
The line: Wisconsin -16 1/2
Over/under: 51 points
Wisconsin has won 11 straight games against Purdue, including the last 10 by double digits, and has outscored the Boilermakers by an average of 23.7 points. But the Boilermakers have played quality football early this season and have the Badgers’ attention entering their game Saturday.
Purdue’s defense ranked among the worst in the country in 2016 when it allowed 38.3 points per game. This season, the Boilermakers are allowing 20.8 points per game. Purdue has lost a close game to Louisville, hammered Ohio and Missouri, hung tough with Michigan and defeated Minnesota. Purdue is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers haven’t won more than three games in a season since 2012. And they have finished 3-30 in conference games since 2012.
“We have a ton of respect for them as players,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said of Purdue’s defense. “And then I think they’re playing confident. That allows them to be fast. They’re playing at a high level, and quite honestly I think we’ll be challenged differently than any point to this season because of their defense and what they’re doing.”
First-year Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm has implemented a two-quarterback system featuring David Blough and Elijah Sindelar that has worked well. They have combined for 1,302 yards passing with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Blough threw 21 interceptions last season. Those two signal callers have been able to spread the ball around to several playmakers this season. Six different players have caught at least 10 passes, led by Jackson Antrhop, who has 21 catches for 207 yards with 4 touchdowns.
“It’s truly an offensive system, where everything kind of complements each other,” Chryst said. “They do a good job of making you have to defend the whole field. Obviously I think they do a heck of a job of coaching it. To get that type of execution and what looks to be understanding in a short time, it’s impressive.”
Wisconsin counters with a defense that has been particularly stout in the second half. The Badgers’ defense has outscored opponents 18-14 in the second half. They have returned two interceptions for a touchdown and logged two safeties. If Purdue is to pull off the upset, the Boilermakers will have to do what few other teams have been able to achieve after halftime.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s offense has been led by freshman running back Jonathan Taylor. He rushed for a career-high 249 yards with 2 touchdowns against Nebraska last week. Taylor earned his second Big Ten offensive player of the week award. He leads the conference in rushing and ranks No. 4 nationally at 153.4 yards per game.
Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook owns the Big Ten’s top pass efficiency mark at 167.2. He has completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,011 yards with 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has not been at his best in the team’s first two conference games against Northwestern and Nebraska but has the receiving weapons around him to produce another breakout day.
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