Written By Sammy Jacobs (@sammyj108)
The 2013 season has flown by, and now it is time for the annual Bucket Game. While neither team is playing for a bowl berth, this game has plenty of meaning for the instate rivals. The Hoosiers can regain some momentum, lost because of the lack of a bowl berth, by winning back the Bucket and controlling bragging rights and a recruiting advantage over the 1-10 Boilers. Let’s hop into the final week of the season and look at some numbers that will define this match-up.
116- This is the 116th all time match-up between the Boilermakers and the Hoosiers and the 89th battle for the Old Oaken Bucket.
37-72-6- Indiana’s record against Purdue. The Hoosiers have only won twice in the last 10 years, 2007 and 2010.
21- Hoosier seniors who will be playing in their final game for the Cream and Crimson.
17- Turnovers forced by the Hoosiers this season. They have converted those into 77 points.
54- Total touchdowns scored by the Hoosiers in 2013, a school record.
13.0- Points per game averaged by Purdue in 2013, 122nd nationally. The Boilers give up 36.4 points per contest, which ranks 110th in the country.
The Hoosiers should roll over a truly bad Purdue team on Saturday to end the season on a high note and return the Bucket to Bloomington for the first time since 2010.