Purdue: Big Ten Leaders Division Dark Horse?

By Dean Pantazi

July 29, 2012 Updated Jul 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM EST

UNDATED (Indiana's NewsCenter) - With neither Penn State or Ohio State eligible to compete for the Big Ten Leaders Division title, Purdue has emerged as a darkhorse behind heavily favored Wisconsin this fall in football.

Coach Danny Hope says his team will play it smarter this year, and quarterback Caleb Terbush feels with a year under his belt he will be able to better lead a more effective offense.

And with veteran stars like Kawann Short and Ricardo Allen returning on defense, Purdue feels at least like a team that will play in a bowl game.

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