And with that Purdue's dreadful second half of a shitty 2020 comes to an end while IU unfortunately can't get another crack to add to it's win total before a potential Big Ten championship matchup.
2020 just wouldn't seem right with a Bucket Game I guess, and now it's over. It's the first time in literally over 100 years that the game hasn't been played.
Purdue will finish 2-4 after starting the season 2-0. Puke. That brings their record to a whopping 6-12 over the last two seasons and 19-25 under Jeff Brohm. Not great after going 7-6 and winning a bowl game in his debut as head coach of the Boilers in 2017.
Now IU sits at 6-1, a game behind Ohio State in the Big Ten East, and somehow only 12th in the country after beating sixteenth ranked Wisconsin on the road last weekend. Twitter is swirling with suggestions for what should happen and what will happen with the Big Ten title game. Will they bend the rules to Ohio State and allow them to play Northwestern? Or could they somehow say "fuck it, IU and Ohio State are the two highest ranked, let's see a rematch."?
I'm guessing the "mutual" part of this means that IU won't be able to scramble to find another opponent like we saw with Coastal Carolina and BYU last weekend.
Just a bummer all around in the state of Indiana unless you're Purdue faithful then this is probably for the best this year.