Southern Illinois at Purdue
The Missouri Valley Conference is the new MAC, it would seem, which means one of these teams is bound to get an upset one of these years. It could be Southern Illinois, right here and right now. The Salukis can score points; the Boilermakers haven’t held a single opponent under 30. I sure hope Darrell Hazell gets more than three seasons to prove himself, though I fear this is going to be the sort of game that will make some of the Purdue faithful wonder if he should even get that many.
Pick: Southern Illinois 31, Purdue 30