Since 2013, Purdue has won three Big Ten games. During that same span, the Boilermakers have lost 30.
To reiterate, they’re 3-30 against conference foes the past four seasons.
Yet in an ESPN story published Thursday, wide receiver Gregory Phillips said Purdue will beat No. 8 Michigan on Saturday.
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The Boilermakers have reason for optimism under first-year coach Jeff Brohm. They nearly beat then-No. 16 Louisville in their season opener before shellacking Ohio and crushing Missouri, 35-3. Phillips caught 13 balls for 113 yards in those contests.
Still, Phillips’ prediction doesn’t seem likely. Michigan is 26-3 under coach Jim Harbaugh and boasts one of the nation’s top defenses. In the last meeting between the two teams, which came on Oct. 6, 2012, the Wolverines beat Purdue, 44-13.
Saturday’s game likely won’t be as one sided as that one, but don’t expect the Boilermakers to come away with the upset.