The Boilermakers were looking to improve on a 5−7 record (4−4 in conference play) in 2009, in which they finished 7th in the Big Ten conference. The offense will be led by Robert Marve, the highly rated transfer from Miami (FL), who was named the starting quarterback. They also planned on using Rob Henry at the quarterback position. The running backs were going to be led by Ralph Bolden, who nearly had a 1,000 yard season in 2009, but tore his ACL and missed the 2010 season. The receiving core returns its 2009 leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns, Keith Smith, as well as Antavian Edison who saw significant playing time during the 2009 season as a true freshman. On the defense, the linemen will be led by Ryan Kerrigan, who was selected as a Phil Steele preseason 1st Team All-Big Ten, the team's top returning sack man. The linebacking group returns all three starters from a season ago, which includes Dwayne Beckford and Joe Holland. The secondary will be breaking a whole new group of starters led by junior Albert Evans. The Boilermakers are looking to return to a bowl game for the first time since 2007.
Band Day and Family Day
Homecoming and 2001 Rose Bowl Throwback Game
Last update: October 23, 2017