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Purdue struggling for last bowl-eligible win

• Purdue looked like a certain bowl team after its 4-0 start. Now, things aren't so definite. With three road games in its final four, and with back-to-back losses in which the Boilermakers have scored three combined points, nothing is a sure thing as coach Joe Tiller takes his team to Michigan State.

The 12-0 loss to Penn State was Purdue's first shutout since Tiller took over in 1997 and featured just 246 yards total offense, the team's worst showing in three years.