The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011
Saturday is Purdue's latest Homecoming game since 1931
Purdue hosts Nebraska after a bye week for the third straight year
The Boilermakers look for their first Big Ten win of the season
Purdue travels to East Lansing for the third time in four meetings
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in three games as a reserve.
2014: Did not play.
High School: Three-year letterwinner … three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports.com … promoted to varsity as a freshman during the playoffs … named team captain as a senior … MVP of the team as a senior … all-area as a senior … all-metro west as a senior … all-state as a senior … 31 pancake blocks and no sacks given up as a senior … coach was John Powell … also wrestled as a freshman … participated in track for four years … MVP of the track team as a junior … placed fifth in state for shot put as a junior … captain of track team as a senior … Academic Achievement Award 2010 to 2013.
Personal: Given name is Bearooz Hussein Yacoobi … born April 8, 1996 … majoring in building construction management technology … brother, Feerooz, plays football at Penn ... enjoys camping, playing sports and activities with friends.