Purdue now sits at 7-4 overall (4-3 Big Ten), after two straight road victories. They've beaten the teams they're supposed to beat, and lost to the teams they were supposed to lose to. With the amount of youth on this team, I would take a 8-4 record in a heartbeat.
If Purdue can manage to get past the lowly Hoosiers this weekend, that would put them at 4th in the league and most likely give them a berth into the Alamo Bowl. I would say that's a helluva step forward for this program after last season's debacle.