Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 18, 2014

Purdue looks like a new football team. Not just from last year's forgettable 1-11 campaign, but from September.

Two weeks ago, the Boilermakers tallied their first Big Ten win under Darrell Hazell; last week, they scored 31 points in a close defeat to reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl champ Michigan State; Saturday, they put up 31 points in the first half at Minnesota.

The common theme: QB Austin Appleby. No doubt about it, this is a different team, and offense, with Appleby under center. It's fast, it's prolific, and it's becoming one of the developing stories in the Big Ten.

How good as the offense been?

Well, the Boilermakers have scored 100 points in the last 2.5 games. For a point of reference, Purdue scored 104 points in eight Big Ten games last year.

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