With each passing week, it looks like a special season is brewing for Purdue. The latest ray of hope: A rain-soaked, weather-delayed, turnover-drenched, pulsating 31-17 win over Minnesota in a game Purdue had no business winning.
Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten game predictions. For the fourth week in a row Dienhart and the fans tied, this time going 6-1, meaning the fans remain three games ahead of our guy.
Purdue finished strong following four turnovers and a lengthy weather delay to beat Minnesota, 31-17 at Ross-Ade Stadium Saturday.
The Big Ten has always been home to legendary coaches, and Tom Dienhart lists the best he's seen since 1990.
We're putting numbers through the old cruncher today, with a big assist from @BTNStatsGuys! A few stats for each team to help you sound like an expert:
In its first home game since Joe Tiller’s death, the Purdue football team will have several tributes to the legendary coach, 74, who died last weekend, when it hosts Minnesota on Saturday. Purdue will hold a moment of silence prior to the national anthem and don Tiller-era helmets, accompanied by a tribute sticker, to single out a couple of the tributes. See the full list of the tributes in the tweet below. Full list of Joe Tiller tributes planned at #Purdue on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/5AzIoRKjI8 — GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) October 4, 2017 Minnesota will honor Tiller, as well. The #Gophers will be
Listen in to the Big Ten football coaches teleconference here, with audio provided for each of the 14 coaches in the conference ahead of Week 6.
Every week during the 2017 football season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart makes his Big Ten game predictions. See Dienhart's Week 6 picks inside, plus select your winners.
Week 6 is filled with seven games, six Big Ten contests and one non-league title. And there are two marquee contests: Wisconsin at Nebraska and Michigan State at Michigan. Penn State’s trip to Northwestern drips with intrigue, too.
Penn State and Wisconsin roll on, while Maryland, Michigan State and Nebraska are upwardly mobile in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.