Purdue (3-6, 0-5 Big Ten) at Iowa (4-5, 2-3) 11 a.m. CT. (BTN)

Line: Iowa by 4½

Series Record: Purdue leads 45-34-3

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Iowa needs to win two of its final three games to gain bowl eligibility. The Boilermakers need to win out after dropping their first five Big Ten games.

KEY MATCHUP

Iowa RB Damon Bullock vs. Purdue's run defense. The Hawkeyes haven't been able to throw the ball much all season. But Purdue is last in the Big Ten in rush defense, and Bullock has had 190 yards rushing in the past two games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Iowa. QB James Vandenberg. Is this the week that Vandenberg finally breaks out of a season-long slump? He threw for 273 yards in a win at Purdue last season.

Purdue. QB Robert Marve. He'll get just his third start of the season — but even Marve has more TD passes, six, than Vandenberg does.

FACTS & FIGURES

Purdue hasn't won at Kinnick Stadium in 20 years, but the Boilermakers have won in Iowa City 18 times overall...the Hawkeyes will wear special uniforms to honor the U.S. military...Iowa and Purdue share two common opponents; Minnesota and Penn State. The Hawkeyes beat the Gophers handily but, like Purdue, was blown out by Penn State...The Boilermakers have scored on their first possession in four straight games.