Purdue’s Neil Armstrong, 1955 Boilermaker Graduate

by Travis Normand

Neil Armstrong PurdueThe Purdue football program has had a hard time grabbing the national spotlight over the past few years.  In fact, the last time the national media took a real interest in the Boilermakers, Drew Brees was the quarterback.

However, don’t let the lack of coverage fool you into thinking Purdue doesn’t have anything to offer.  Some pundits have said that Purdue is set to have a fairly decent season in 2012, and considering the fact that they dispatched Eastern Kentucky by a score of 48-6, they might be right.  While a beat-down of EKU might not sound like much of an accomplishment, a quick look at how some other teams fared in their opening games against a “cup cake” opponent and suddenly a 42-point victory sounds pretty good.

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