Nebraska hits the road for the third time in Big Ten Conference play when the Huskers travel to Purdue. Nebraska comes into the game with a 3-5 overall record and a 1-3 mark in Big Ten play. The Huskers are coming off a 30-28 loss to Northwestern on Saturday in Lincoln. Nebraska has lost its five games this season by a total of 13 points.
The matchup completes a stretch of five straight games against West Division opponents to open league play. Following Saturday's game at Purdue, Nebraska will play East Division opponents Michigan State and Rutgers before completing regular-season play against West Division rival Iowa on Nov. 27 in Lincoln.
Purdue comes into the game with a 1-6 record, including an 0-3 Big Ten record. The Boilermakers had an extra week to prepare for Nebraska with a bye last Saturday. The Boilermakers have suffered three losses by 10 or fewer points, including a three-point setback at sixth-ranked Michigan State on Oct. 3.
Nebraska has won 17 games on Halloween in school history. The Huskers have a 17-1 record in games played on Halloween.
Date/Time: October 31, 2015, 11:00 a.m. CDT
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN, Capacity 57,326
Series Record: Nebraska's trip to West Lafayette will mark the third meeting between the two schools as Big Ten foes, with the Huskers winning both matchups. The only win Purdue has every registered against the Huskers was a 1958 shutout (28-0) in West Lafayette.
TV: ESPNU, Anish Shroff, Play-by-Play; Ahmad Brooks, Analyst. With a login from your TV provider, you can stream the game on WatchESPN.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network with Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play, Matt Davison, Analyst, Steve Taylor Sideline and Lane Grindle. The audio can also be streamed through the Huskers app or searching for the HSN on TuneIn. National Simulcast on Sirius: 81 • XM: 81
Weather: At kickoff it will be cold, 48 degrees, and cloudy. There is a 35% chance of rain and the wind will be from the south-southeast at 11 mph. .
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 7.5 points
Coach Riley on finishing in the fourth quarter
"I think that when you talk about the fourth quarter and finishing, I think you have to throw all of us into the barrel. They all have their own story so it's hard to generalize necessarily about what that might be. The definite part is that there are isolated cases where one more first down offensively and we don't get into a Hail Mary. You can go all the way back to that. Just taking better care of the football and the time management in Illinois. There is isolated things as we go that you could pinpoint game to game and that's what happens in close games that are down to the wire. Those things are glaring, so we all take part in that failure."