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College football previews: Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue, Valparaiso

Virginia Tech at Purdue When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU, WJOB-AM (1230). Outlook: Virginia Tech (1-1) takes the place of Notre Dame as Purdue's marquee nonconference opponent, and a win for the Boilermakers (1-1) in the teams' first meeting would be major. They broke into the win column against Indiana State despite leaving points on the field, but "you have to be exact when you're playing this defense," coach Darrell Hazell said. Indeed, a pressure-based defense and opportunistic special teams have been staples for the Hokies under 29-year coach Frank Beamer. Virginia Tech's defense includes premier cornerback Kendall Fuller, although it will be without...