Monday, August 09, 2010
On October 23, the Boilers will face their toughest test yet. Best care scenario, they're 6-0, ranked, and being taken seriously. But regardless of whether that's the case or not, this game represents a lot. The Boilers getting shellacked in this game would destroy whatever amount of credibility they have built up to this point, be it of the 6-0 variety, the 4-2 variety or whatever. You can lose this game -- you just can't get embarrassingly pummeled.
The Boilers haven't won in Columbus since the '80s. And there's no doubt the Buckeyes remember who gave them their only Big Ten loss last year. Personally, I'm just hoping for a good showing and it's one of the few times I won't be disappointed this year by a loss. Sure, I'll be wishing for a win -- but I understand where these two programs stand right now. OSU has national title aspirations. Purdue is just trying not to aspirate. (See what I did there?)
And as though you need any more reasons to beat OSU, well, they deserve to lose everything after this nonsense.
What say you?