Purdue not last in anything but its division

But it's close to last in almost everything

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Mike Hlas

There are 123 team in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision. That's Division I-A to you old-timers.

Even though the Purdue Boilermakers -- Iowa's opponent Saturday -- are 1-7 (0-4 in the Big Ten) and have been getting its helmets handed to it this season, they aren't last in a single NCAA category.

But man, they sure come close.

The Boilermakers are ...

122nd in passing efficiency

121st in rushing offense

121st in scoring offense

121st in red-zone offense

119th in red-zone defense

118th in first downs

117th in third-down conversion percentage

116th in third-down conversion percentage, defense

However, the Boilermakers lead FBS in net punting. So that's good.


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