Analytics are hard - let's go shopping ... for explanations. Dive into data from Football Study Hall and Football Outsiders to get a better idea of why computers think Purdue doesn't have much of a chance this Saturday. (So they're saying there's a chance?)
Boilerdowd and Aneesh preview Purdue's Homecoming game vs Michigan, highlight Jeff Brohm's offense vs Don Brown's defense, and whether the key to a Boilermaker win will be when Nick Holt's defense squares up against the Wolverine offense.
Purdue swept past Miami (OH) and Loyola-Chicago to take the Stacey Clark Classic, moving to 10-1 on the season. The Boilers moved up to #13 in Massey and AVCA, and will open the Big Tenteen season against Northwestern on Wednesday and Ohio State on Saturday, with both matches in Holloway.
#17 Purdue stunned AVCA #9 Creighton in four sets at the Kansas Invitational, falling to #7 Kansas 1-3 and sweeping Belmont 3-0. The Boilers rose to AVCA #15 and Massey #16 and will face Miami (OH) and Loyola-Chicago in the Stacey Clark Classic Friday and Sunday in West Lafayette.
Volleyball moved up to #16 with a 3-0 weekend at the Wyoming Invitational, dropping their first sets of the year but rallying to beat host Wyoming in five. They'll be in Lawrence for the Kansas Invitational this week, playing Belmont, #11 Creighton, and host #14 Kansas, with coverage TBD.
You should read Mike Carmin's story on the trio of Bobinski, Daniels and Berghoff landing Jeff Brohm. It involves huddling around an iPhone, writing big checks and Danny Hope serving as a sounding board.
The Handsomes preview the start of the Jeff Brohm era at Purdue, reflect on the Hazell era, get excited about the new facilities, touch on the Boilermakers' Team USA run, and talk about JMoney's adopted hometown of Houston.
Volleyball swept Alabama Saturday to secure the Mortar Board Premier, the fifth time in the last seven seasons that Purdue has started 3-0 in the tournament. They're on the road for two weeks for invitationals at Wyoming and Kansas, so catch our season preview before they return September 15 for the Stacey Clark Classic.