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
Kentucky: Did not play.
High School: Three-year letterwinner … three-star prospect by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and Scout.com … rated No. 6 player in the state of Indiana in 2012 … first team all-state as a senior … selected for the North-South All-Star game … named captain of the football team … led team to a class 5A state championship as a senior … coach was Kevin Wright … played for the same school as current Purdue teammates Jimmy Herman and Race Johnson … also participated in track … three-time all-conference member … state champion in shot put and discus as a senior.
Personal: Given name is Langston Doubois-Pickett Newton … born Feb. 9, 1994 … father, John, played football at Grambling … brother, Morgan, played football at Kentucky … majoring in agricultural business management … enjoys reading, gardening and watching old ESPN classic games.