It is not very often that Purdue has a chance to win consecutive games at Michigan Stadium. In fact, it has been 45 years since they have done that, and they only have five wins total in Ann Arbor. The Boilermakers won 38-36 in 2009 on the strength of three touchdowns from running back Ralph Bolden. Bolden is back this year, and that gives SB Nation's Hammer & Rails confidence:
I am feeling pretty confident about this game. Historically Michigan Stadium has been a house of horrors, but it's a factual statement when I say a Danny Hope coached team has never lost there. Maybe we put that demon to bed two years ago when we broke a streak of 43 years without a win.
Purdue's last victory before 2009 in Michigan Stadium came in 1966 when Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Griese took the Boilermakers to their first Rose Bowl in school history. That 22-21 victory was Purdue's fifth in a row over the Wolverines, and four of those five victories came in Ann Arbor. Since that run Purdue has only beaten Michigan in 1976, 1979, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2009