FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015, file photo, Purdue's Austin Appleby (12) tosses the football to Markell Jones during an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in West Lafayette, Ind. Appleby is likely to reclaim the starting job he lost earlier t
Darron Cummings, File
November 27, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana has its biggest opportunity of the season Saturday.

Beat Purdue and win the Old Oaken Bucket for a third consecutive year, and the Hoosiers will earn their first bowl bid in eight years.

Indiana (5-6, 1-6 Big Ten) hasn't won three straight in this series since claiming four straight from 1944-47.

Purdue (2-9, 1-6) would like nothing more than to spoil the Hoosiers' postseason plans - and help third-year coach Darrell Hazell get his hands on the prized trophy for the first time.

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