Tribune staff writer Bob Sakamoto takes a look at Monday's Rose Bowl matchup between Purdue and Washinton.
OFFENSE: QB Drew Brees has passed for 3,393 yards and 24 TDs and rushed for 546 and five TDs. Balanced receiving corps includes Vinny Sutherland, ex-York star Tim Stratton, redshirt freshman John Standeford and Seth Morales (16 yards per catch). EDGE: Purdue.
DEENSE: The numbers are remarkably similar with Washington giving up 22 points and 349 yards per game to Purdue's 21 points and 341 yards. The Huskies do have the premier big-play performer in nose tackle Larry Triplett. EDGE: Even
SPECIAL TEAMS: Neither team has returned a kickoff or punt …