Big Ten play begins for Boilermakers

October 3rd, 2012 at 10:36 pm by under Sports 18

Through 4 weeks of the college football season the Purdue Boilermakers have shown they are an improving team that has what it takes to win every game they play the rest of the way. Senior DT Kawann Short and his teammates understand what is at stake on Saturday if they have hopes of finishing the year in Indianapolis.

“We know what we’re capable of,” defensive tackle Kawann Short said. “This year, we felt like we were a big strong team and we were going to compete regardless of what people think. We feel with the guys we have on the team, we’re capable of going to the championship and competing in our division.”

The schedule to start conference play gives Purdue every ounce of motivation needed to take care of business with Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State due up first. This team and the gold and black faithful will know where they stand in the very near future. Winning 2 out of the next 3 is crucial if Purdue wants to punch their ticket to the Big Ten championship game.

Winning now will make the back half of the schedule that much easier, considering four out of the Boilermakers last six games are away from the friendly confines of Ross-Ade Stadium.

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