End of losing streak may help Purdue turn tide
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) One win has kept hope alive at Purdue.
Two more and the Boilermakers could go down as the nation's most improbable bowl-eligible team.
A year ago, they needed to win two of their last three regular-season games to snap a three-year bowl drought. They did.
Now, if they can win their next two and finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak, they would likely go to a bowl game for a second straight year.
Saturday's 27-24 victory at Iowa not only gave Purdue (4-6, 1-5) respite, but a whole new perspective on this season.
Suddenly, the Boilermakers are talking about winning at Illinois (2-8, 0-6) this weekend and again when rival Indiana (4-6, 2-5) visits Ross-Ade Stadium the following weekend in the annual Old Oaken Bucket game.