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Purdue WR Gregory Phillips Says The Boilermakers Will Beat Michigan

This is some tough talk.

Look, through three weeks, no one would deny that Purdue is one of the most improved teams in the Big Ten, if not all the Power 5.

The Boilermakers are 2-1 under new head coach Jeff Brohm, including a win over Missouri, an SEC program. The team's offense is exciting. Things are looking up in West Lafayette.

Still, Purdue wide receiver Gregory Phillips might have wanted to think twice before guaranteeing his team would beat Michigan this Saturday.

Here's what Phillips had to say to ESPN:

"Running the plays Coach Brohm gives us, we don't have any doubt in our mind," Phillips said. "If your coach is aggressive, you become aggressive. If your coach is confident, you become confident.

"It's going to be a surprise when people see us beat Michigan. I wish we played Ohio State, too, because nobody can stop us right now except ourselves," Phillips said. "If we don't beat Purdue and turn over the ball, we win every game."

You have to admire the confidence, but this is still a rebuilding program about to go up against one of the top defenses in the country.

Michigan and Purdue will kick off at 4 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX. We'll see if Phillips' words will hold up.