Weakness vs. weakness
The Gophers are struggling to score, and Purdue is struggling to stop anyone:
Ranking for the Gophers offense in scoring (15.4 points per game), ahead of only 128th Hawaii.
Ranking for Mitch Leidner, out of 124 QBs nationally, in quarterback rating (112.0).
Ranking for Leidner's yards per attempt (6.0).
Ranking in the Big Ten for Purdue's defense, which gives up 33 points per game. The Boilermakers also rank last in conference in first downs allowed (118) and opponents' third-down conversion rate (41.1 percent).
The Boilermakers are tied for the most turnovers (13) among Big Ten teams.