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Opening win has Purdue looking to build confidence

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By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

Purdue coach Darrell Hazell already sees signs of progress.

His Boilermakers (1-0) have already matched last season's victory total and are coming off their highest-scoring game in his two-year tenure. And they can achieve more milestones Saturday with a win over Central Michigan (1-0). Purdue hasn't won back-to-back games since November 2012, hasn't started 2-0 since 2007 and hasn't opened a season with two straight wins over Bowl Subdivision foes since 2005 when they beat Akron and Arizona.

Mid-American Conference coaches picked the Chippewas (1-0) to finish third in the West Division and could be without last season's MVP, receiver Titus Davis, who was injured in a season-opening win over Chattanooga.

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