“Obviously you’ve got to see where you need to make the improvements and you’ve got to make those improvements, but the structure, the scheme and the vision, that doesn’t change,” Hazell said Tuesday. “If you start to waver, then you have some issues. We’re going to work hard, and we’re going to find those solutions to the problems we are having. If we can fix them, we’re going to fix them.”
Purdue (1-7, 0-4 Big Ten) has endured back-to-back shutouts for the first time in six decades and will try to avoid its first three-shutout streak since November 1941 when Iowa (5-4, 2-3) comes to town Saturday.
Twice this season, the Boilermakers have allowed a Ross-Ade Stadium scoring record for an opponent to be broken (Northern Illinois, 55; Ohio State, 56). The most recent blowout, 56-0 to No. 4 Ohio State, was the most lopsided home loss in school history and only the third time Purdue has ever lost a game by 56.
Chicago did it in 1907 and Iowa matched it in 1922 — a school record that hadn’t been touched until last weekend.