Bears v. Boilers Predicto

Purdue plays, according to many, the lightest opponent on any BSD team's schedule to start the season- The Northern Colorado Bears.

Ex-Tiller/Boiler assistant Scott Downing is the head man for the Bears. According to the voice of the Bears, he's on a short leash since he's only coached the Bears to TWO wins during his time at Northern Colorado. I met Scott in an airport back when he coached under Tiller- Nice guy...That said, I never thought he was that great of an assistant coach. Turns out, he's doesn't seem to be too good of a head man either...So this season's important for him as to change the perception and save his job.

So, you've got a coach who's fighting for his job and a starting QB who began his collegiate career at the University of Florida...Might this be a good game? Here's what we think:

J says:

"We run them over as Painter's senior season gets off to a nice start."

Purdue 51
Northern Colorado 10

Tim says:

"Sheets has a big game."

Purdue 42
Northern Colorado 7

Boilerdowd says:

"Painter gets on the same page as his green receivers early...then the running game makes the Bears beg for mercy...Look for Siller and Bolden both to get their first career TDs. The score is closer than the actual game..."

Purdue 56
Northern Colorado 13

What you said:

66% of those polled thought the Boilers would win this contest- While I'm not a statistician, I'm pretty sure these numbers were skewed by nimrods and all-around hilarious drive-bys that picked the Bears...Regardless, BS visitors and those who get paid the big bucks to write on the very same site agree- The Boilers will win.

Finally the season begins...

    To Your Call Once More We Rally;
    Alma Mater Hear Our Praise.
    Where The Wabash Spreads Its Valley;
    Filled With Joy Our Voices Raise.
    From The Skies In Swelling Echoes
    Come The Cheers That Tell The Tale
    Of Your Vict'ries And Your Heros,
    Hail Purdue! We Sing All Hail!
    Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
    All Hail To Our Old Gold And Black!
    Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
    Our Friendship May She Never Lack.
    Ever Grateful, Ever True,
    Thus We Raise Our Song Anew;
    Of The Days We've Spent With You,
    All Hail Our Own Purdue!

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