Purdue DE George Karlaftis, who had two sacks in three games this season and led the team with 17 tackles for loss in 2019, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss games against Rutgers, Nebraska and Indiana.
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Purdue is moving forward after the offensive interference penalty at the end of Friday's loss to Minnesota, coach Jeff Brohm says.
- Purdue's Karlaftis tests positive for COVID-19
- Brohm says Purdue moving on from OPI call
- Purdue's Brohm faults late OPI call: 'Didn't like it'
- Purdue WR Moore ruled out against Northwestern
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said he did not get an explanation for a controversial offensive pass interference penalty against the Boilermakers in the final minute of Friday's 34-31 loss to Minnesota.
William Weinbaum ESPN
N'western is 4-0 in the Big Ten for the 10th time & 1st since 1996 after a 27-20 win Sat. @ Purdue. NU has had a 4-0 or better overall record 6 times to face Wisconsin, last in 1962 when NU was 6-0/4-0 & ranked #1 under Ara Parseghian & lost 37-6 to #8 UW @ Madison. His Wildcats were 6-0/4-0 & #2 in ‘59 when #9 UW won 24-19 @ Evanston. NU was 4-0/1-0 in ‘50 & ‘51 & the Badgers won both. NU was 6-0/4-0 in ‘30 & 5-0/4-0 in ‘36 & NU won both. NU seeks its 7th 5-0 conference record.
Purdue WR Rondale Moore, who has yet to play this season, will sit out against Northwestern on Saturday with what sources tell ESPN is a lower-body injury.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Purdue, 2-0, hosts N'western Sat. & the 'Cats are 3-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2000, when they lost Game 4 to the Boilers. NU has won 5 of 6 vs. PU & 4 straight @ PU. NU coach Pat Fitzgerald is 7-4 vs PU, 4-1 @ PU. NU is 32-51-1 all-time vs. PU, 12-11 since 1992 when Gary Barnett's first win was @ PU. PU seeks its first 3-0 conf. rec. since 2003. NU has scored exactly 21 points 2 games in a row (vs. Iowa & Neb.) for the 6th time ever & has never done that in 3 straight games.
The CFB Pod: The guys make their Week 11 picks, Pollack selects his Dude of The Week. Plus, Joey Galloway on Cincinnati and Justin Fields
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the rash of cancelations across college football this weekend, if there should be a minimum number of games to make the playoff, David’s Dude of the Week and their Week 11 picks. Later, Joey Galloway joins the show after more than a year of ducking Negandhi’s invites to discuss the Pac-12, slotting Cincinnati just outside of the playoff picture and Justin Fields.
William Weinbaum ESPN
With its 21-13 win vs. Nebraska Saturday, Northwestern is 3-0 in Big Ten play for the 13th time in its history & next faces Purdue. Previous: 2000 (lost 4th game vs. Purdue), 1996 (won first 5), 1995 (finished 8-0), 1970 (lost 4th), 1962 (won first 4), 1959 (won first 4), 1940 (lost 4th), 1936 (finished 6-0), 1931 (won first 5), 1930 (finished 5-0), 1926 (finished 5-0) & 1916 (won first 4). The Wildcats have not allowed a 2nd-half point this season.
Wisconsin's game against Purdue has been canceled because of coronavirus cases in the program.
Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out for 21 days, including Saturday's game against Purdue, the school announced.
Big Ten overreactions: Michigan's a title contender, Penn State's overrated, Rutgers is decent and more
With the Big Ten's first week in the books, let's look at what questions were answered and what we should, and shouldn't, overreact to from every opening game.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm expects to return to the team Wednesday after recovering from the coronavirus.
Purdue star receiver Rondale Moore, who opted back in to play this season, won't play against the Hawkeyes.
CFB Pod: The guys look ahead to Week 8 and give their picks. Plus, Bill Connelly and Adam Rittenberg preview the Big Ten
Pollack and Negnadhi kick off the podcast discussing what looks to be a competitive week of football, what’s up with Bo Nix, Pollack doling out gambling advice, Florida State playing hard, Iowa State rediscovering its identity and their Week 8 picks. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to talk about potential defensive weaknesses for Ohio State, Penn State missing Micah Parsons, Michigan’s high-potential sophomore class and who can give Wisconsin a run in the West (30:45). Later, Adam Rittenberg hops on to get into pressure facing the Wolverines, how close the Nittany Lions are to the Buckeyes and the intrigue surrounding Indiana and Minnesota (42:00).
A marquee Halloween matchup between Ohio State and Penn State and Jim Harbaugh looking for a breakthrough: There's plenty on the line as the Big Ten kicks off its season on Friday.