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Boiler up for the Old Oaken Bucket on saturday

Posted By Joshua Meyer On Nov 25 2011 @ 2:52 pm In Purdue | No Comments

This Saturday, November 26 is not just another football game for the Boilermakers. It’s not just their final game and a chance to be bowl eligible. This game means more than any of those things to Purdue Nation. It is the annual bitter rivalry game against the hated Indiana Hoosiers.

I think it is pretty much safe to say that a lot is on the line this Saturday in Bloomington for Purdue. The Boilermakers can make a bowl game for the first time in three years. Also, they can end a rollercoaster season on a high note. But the most important thing this Saturday if you ask any Purdue student or alumni is to beat those Hoosiers. There’s a reason that at every football game, the Purdue faithful has a much enjoyed IU sucks dance and chant. Both schools hate each other, and the rivalry will be renewed this Saturday. Although the Hoosiers are a meager 1-10 and winless in the Big Ten, this game means a lot and Purdue should treat this just like any other game.

Purdue is 5-6 and needs this win to become bowl eligible. I know that if you follow Purdue like I do as a student, you probably know the quaterback issue they have had. Caleb Terbush and Robert marve continually switch off being quarterback for Purdue. My personal thought on the issue is that they should start Marve. He is a senior, has played well this year, and is mobile. Yes Indiana is not good at all, but Purdue needs to put them away early and the best way to do that is to start the senior Marve.

A lot is at stake, but Purdue knows this and come Saturday, they will show up to play.

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