Northwestern-Purdue: Wildcats Look for Redemption

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on September-29-2009 Add Comments

Both Northwestern (2-2, 0-1) and Purdue (1-3, 0-0) enter their matchup in West Lafayette wanting to stay out of the Big Ten basement heading into the crucial middle stretch of the 2009 season. 

The Wildcats are coming off of consecutive blown fourth quarter leads and are looking to get back into the postseason hunt.

Meanwhile, Purdue is looking to establish its footing under first year coach Danny Hope (the fourth of five new head coaches NU faces in the first six weeks of the 2009 season) after dropping a heartbreaker to in-state rival Notre Dame last Saturday night.

On defense, both teams have struggled despite having seemingly strong units coming into the year. NU ranks 87th nationally in scoring defense, allowi...

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