Examining USC football's record against every current Big Ten school
Examining USC football's record against Purdue: 3-1 (75%)
USC football started their series against Purdue in not the best way. It was the 1966-1967 Rose Bowl, and Purdue got the best of them by ONE point--13-14. It was tough, but SC has most certainly got their revenge since.
Winning the other three times they've played against Purdue, they've been on a tear in the series since losing that heartbreaker. None of the games have been close, either. The first of the three was a 13-point deficit, the second was an 18-point deficit, and the third was a 10-point deficit.
The interesting thing about these matchups is that SC's offense hasn't always been as high-powered as it typically is when they play Purdue. They only average 22.5 points per game against the Boilermakers. The best part, though, is that the defense always shows out. The D has held Purdue's offense to only 12.5 points per game.
Now in this offense-heavy era of college football, it will be interesting to see if SC can hang a lot of points on the lesser Big Ten program. Now with Lincoln Riley running the show, it would be unwise to bet against USC putting up points against any of these teams.