Nebraska Can Square the Ledger at Purdue
There is no new conference opponent for Nebraska in the Big Ten with which the Huskers have a more meager history than Purdue. Only a single game was played in West Lafayette 55 years ago that the Boilermakers won 28-0. That gives NU the chance to square the series with a single win on Saturday.
Since Nebraska has played so few Big Ten teams over the last half century, there's still a lot of work to do to get on the plus side of the win-loss tally against conference teams. Minnesota is still 7 games ahead of the Huskers. Ohio State has a two game lead which in some ways seems larger than the Golden Gophers lead. NU trails Michigan by a game in the series and Indiana by a pair. Every other conference matchup is either in Nebraska's favor or at least sits even.
With a four touchdown or more victory over Purdue (which doesn't seem impossible), the Huskers could erase any scoring margin in the Boilermakers favor. Not a huge achievement perhaps, but not a bad way to start a series with what will become an every year division opponent.