Purdue, by the numbers: Michigan looks for continued success in West Lafayette, Ind.
This week, Purdue.
Michigan has 20 wins in its last 25 tries against Purdue all-time, and holds a dominant 43-14 advantage in the series. The Wolverines have won three of their last four trips to West Lafayette, Ind., and are looking to improve to 13-7 all-time at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Points per game scored by Purdue this season through four games, 13th nationally and second in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers got four touchdown passes from starting quarterback Caleb TerBush last week in a 51-41 win over Marshall.
Quarterback at the helm for Purdue this season. Last year, Boilermakers coach Danny Hope used both TerBush and dual-threat quarterback Robert Marve -- and both played during Michigan's 36-14 win in Ann Arbor. Marve, however, is currently on the shelf with a knee injury -- and so far this season, TerBush has thrown for 531 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
Receptions per game by Purdue receiver O.J. Ross, the best number in the Big Ten so far.
Interceptions collected by the Purdue defense so far this season, tops in the conference. Against Marshall last week, Purdue returned two picks for a touchdown -- a 39-yarder from Ricardo Allen and a 74-yarder from Josh Johnson.
At 3-1, Purdue isn't just off to its best start of the Danny Hope era, it's off to its best start since the 2007 campaign. Purdue hasn't won more than eight games in a season since 2003, when Kyle Orton was under center.