Through 3 Quarters

The Northwestern Wildcats were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. the Wildcats have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Purdue Boilermakers 24-13 after three quartersWR Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman has led the way so far for Northwestern, as he has caught eight passes for three TDs and 86 yards.

Northwestern has been led by Chiaokhiao-Bowman, who so far has caught eight passes for three TDs and 86 yards. Chiaokhiao-Bowman had some trouble finding his footing against the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week, so this is a step in the right direction.

Both Northwestern and Purdue padded the win column in their previous outings. After we'll see if Northwestern has enough left in the tank to claim the win or if the Boilermakers will come out on top yet again.

Who's Playing

No. 23 Northwestern @ Purdue

Current Records: Northwestern 3-0; Purdue 2-0

What to Know

A Big Ten battle is on tap between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Purdue Boilermakers at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Northwestern is coming into the contest with an unblemished 3-0 record.

The Wildcats bagged a 21-13 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week. Northwestern's RB Drake Anderson filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown. Anderson's performance made up for a slower game against the Iowa Hawkeyes two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Purdue beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 31-24 two weeks ago. Purdue's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but WR David Bell led the charge as he caught nine passes for one TD and 122 yards.

Purdue's defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected two interceptions and three fumbles. The picks came courtesy of DE Derrick Barnes and CB Cam Allen.

This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Wildcats going off at just a 3-point favorite. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Northwestern is now a perfect 3-0 while the Boilermakers sit at 2-0. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Northwestern ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to passing touchdowns allowed, with only one on the season. As for Purdue, they come into the contest boasting the 10th fewest touchdowns allowed in the nation at five.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ross-Ade Stadium -- West Lafayette, Indiana
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Wildcats are a 3-point favorite against the Boilermakers, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Wildcats, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Northwestern have won four out of their last five games against Purdue.

  • Nov 09, 2019 - Purdue 24 vs. Northwestern 22
  • Aug 30, 2018 - Northwestern 31 vs. Purdue 27
  • Nov 11, 2017 - Northwestern 23 vs. Purdue 13
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Northwestern 45 vs. Purdue 17
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Northwestern 21 vs. Purdue 14