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Know Your Foe: Purdue

Darrell Hazell (USA Today Sports)

Looking to wash the bitter taste out of its mouth, No.24 Wisconsin begins Big Ten conference play a week early by hosting Purdue Saturday. Badger Nation gets the inside scoop on this week's opponent from Boiler Sports Report publisher Chris Emma.

1, Purdue's first two games of the year were rather lackluster performances, but the Boilermakers appeared to turn a corner against Notre Dame despite the loss. What was different Saturday? Emma: It was one of those games where the energy was higher than ever, causing the Boilermakers' confidence to rise. Notre Dame was the better team—it proved so in the end—but Purdue played with no fear, in...

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