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Indiana at Purdue

When: Noon today

Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette (62,500/grass)

Radio: 1250 AM, 102.7 FM, 1190 AM, 92.3 FM, 92.7 FM

TV: Big Ten Network

Records: Indiana 4-7, 2-5 Big Ten; Purdue 5-6, 2-5

Line: Purdue by 5 1/2

Series: Purdue leads 71-37-6

On the web: For a video preview, go to the “Eyeing IU” or “Boiling Point” blogs at www.journalgazette.net.

Indiana

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 30.4 (51st in FBS)

Yards per game: 435.6 (41st)

Passing yards per game: 307.8 (19th)

Rushing yards per game: 127.8 (96th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 33.4 (98th)

Yards per game: 454.9 (102nd)

Passing yards per game: 219.4 (43rd)

Rushing yards per game: 235.5 (117th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: QB Cameron Coffman, 2,386 passing yards, 14 TDs, 8 INT; RB Stephen Houston, 591 rushing yards, 9 TDs; WR Cody Latimer, 738 receiving yards, 5 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Adam Replogle, 69 tackles, 5 sacks; S Greg Heban, 72 tackles, 2 INTs; LB David Cooper, 79 tackles

Keys to victory: Coffman is coming off a 454-yard performance at Penn State. He’ll need another big day against the Boilermakers.

Injuries: QB Tre Roberson (leg), P Mitchell Voss (ankle), TE Charles Love III (ACL) out

Purdue

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 27.5 (70th in FBS)

Yards per game: 391.8 (75th)

Passing yards per game: 228.6 (67th)

Rushing yards per game: 163.2 (64th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 28.5 (69th)

Yards per game: 397.7 (64th)

Passing yards per game: 216.5 (40th)

Rushing yards per game: 181.2 (85th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: QB Robert Marve 1,174 passing yards, 9 TDs, 2 INTs; RB Akeem Shavers 652 rushing yards, 5 TDs; WR Antavian Edison 52 catches, 575 receiving yards, 7 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Kawann Short 36 tackles, 6 sacks, 14 tackles for loss; S Landon Feichter 71 tackles, 4 INTs; CB Josh Johnson 54 tackles, 3 INT

Keys to victory: Indiana has struggled against the run. Purdue has capable backs in Shavers, Akeem Hunt and (possibly) Ralph Bolden.

Injury: DT Brandon Taylor (ankle), WR Raheem Mostert (knee), TE Gabe Holmes (ribs), RB Ralph Bolden (hamstring) questionable

3 matchups to watch

Will Matte vs. Kawann Short: The Indiana center will be tested going against one of the top defensive tackles in the Big Ten.

IU WR vs. Purdue DB: Shane Wynn and Cody Latimer are among IU’s leading receivers presenting a tough challenge for Purdue cornerbacks Ricardo Allen and Josh Johnson.

Indiana DL vs. Purdue OL: Replogle and Larry Black Jr. are among those looking to make an impact in their last game with the Hoosiers.

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– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette

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