Conference play is on its way. Hooray.
Things are going to get more difficult for Braxton Miller.
Injuries to Michael Mauti and D'Anton Lynn left Penn State a little dispirited. Nate Stupar moves into the spotlight in replacing Mauti at linebacker. Devon Still is playing at an All-American level, and he gives the Nittany Lions a chance to compete in the Big Ten.
A bye week helped Purdue spend extra time focusing on Notre Dame.