Friday Night Fights: Purdue

By 11W Staff on October 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm
Mar 18, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers mascot prior to the game against the Butler Bulldogs in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to the eighth installment of Friday Night Fights, 2018.

This series is your opportunity to prove how clairvoyant you are regarding Ohio State's upcoming football fortunes. It also gauges how good or bad your #takes are, should you choose to defend them in the comments.

Purdue, the Big Ten's worst campus (the only remaining undignified title Rutgers has yet to claim) is Ohio State's stage tomorrow evening. West Lafayette is a town that requires artificial lighting and photoshop to look almost mediocre.

Here, just watch this video from its tourism bureau:

Let's check the results from last week's Fights and the best #takes from the week:

gophs aren't v good
The Gophers are still a work-in-progress. To only score 14 points the way Ohio State's defense was playing requires mediocrity.
sweet relief
The slant was there all afternoon, and while it felt like the world was ending the Gophers only ended up with 218 yards through the air.
yards yes, points no
Buckeyes went over 500 yards again, but barely got a touchdown above the Gophers' average. 
no tate
Maybe the Buckeyes could have some sort of a rushing threat with a situational, mobile QB package? Perhaps we'll never know.
well you still have beer, wisconsin
Michigan rounded into form while Wisconsin looked slow, sluggish and generally unthreatening.

Let's check some of the choice #takes:

take one
Piles up was a stretch, but the defense did pitch a 2nd half shutout.
take two
No TD passes allowed, only 218 passing yards surrendered (all of them on slants?) the stat sheet says yes.
take 3
Minnesota had its moments, Michigan covered and the B1G East is almost as rough as the B1G West as of mid-October.

 

Onto this week's Fights:

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