Purdue vs. Illinois 2012: TV schedule, game time, spread and more

Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE

The Fighting Illini hope to avoid a winless Big Ten campaign with a victory over the visiting Boilermakers.

The Illinois Fighting Illini will be looking to avoid a winless Big Ten season over the final two weeks of the season, with their best opportunity for a victory likely coming this Saturday when they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage available on Big Ten Network.

The Illini have struggled through Tim Beckman's first season as head coach, going just 2-8 overall and losing six straight Big Ten games. The Illinois offense ranks 121st in FBS football in scoring, 109th in passing, and 102nd in rushing, and has averaged just 10.5 points per game in conference contests. It is Senior Day in Champaign, and players like tackle Hugh Thornton, center Graham Pocic, cornerbacks Terry Hawthorne and Justin Green, and nickelback Ashante Williams will be honored.

Purdue broke its own five-game conference losing streak last week in a 27-24 victory at Iowa. Quarterback Robert Marve had arguably his best game as a Boilermaker, throwing for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-33 passing. With their final two games against Illinois and Indiana, the 4-6 Boilermakers have a plausible chance of winning their final two contests and becoming bowl eligible.

Game time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Point spread: Purdue -7.

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