Breaking down the Boilermakers

Purdue's defense handled mobile Illinois QB Scheelhaase, now focuses on Robinson

Updated: October 26, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Entering the season, this game looked like a brief respite on the schedule before a potentially brutal November.

Purdue was coming off three consecutive losing seasons, including a 4-8 record in 2010. Yet this season, the Boilermakers have surprised. At 4-3, they already matched last season's win total entering Saturday's game at Michigan.

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