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Purdue Football Announces Home and Home with Vanderbilt

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Purdue's quest to play every Gold and Black team passes another step.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

With Missouri and Wake Forest on future schedules I think we are seeing a theme to Purdue's idea of scheduling. Today another home and home series was announced, and it is a bit out there even if it fits the theme. Today the Boilers announced a home and home series with Vanderbilt out of the SEC.

The Commodores will come to West Lafayette on September 7, 2019 for the first time since September 27, 1941. that game was a 3-0 defeat. Purdue made a return trip to Nashville on October 3, 1942 and lost 26-0, so the Boilers are a combined 0-2 against the Commodores and haven't scored a point.

This time the Boilers will make a return game too, but it will be awhile. Purdue is not schedule to head to Nashville until September 8, 2029. No, that is not a typo. The farthest-out game scheduled for Purdue is now a few weeks before my 50th birthday.

The 2017 and 2018 schedules are complete, with one non-conference spot (likely a home game) open for 2019:

2017
Sept. 2 - vs. Louisville (at Indianapolis)
Sept. 9 - OHIO
Sept. 16 - at Missouri
Sept. 23 - MICHIGAN (Homecoming)
Oct. 7 - MINNESOTA
Oct. 14 - at Wisconsin
Oct. 21 - at Rutgers
Oct. 28 - NEBRASKA
Nov. 4 - ILLINOIS
Nov. 11 - at Northwestern
Nov. 18 - at Iowa
Nov. 25 - INDIANA

2018
Sept. 1 - NORTHWESTERN
Sept. 8 - EASTERN MICHIGAN
Sept. 15 - MISSOURI
Sept. 22 - BOSTON COLLEGE
Sept. 29 - at Nebraska
Oct. 13 - at Illinois
Oct. 20 - OHIO STATE
Oct. 27 - at Michigan State
Nov. 3 - IOWA
Nov. 10 - at Minnesota
Nov. 17 - WISCONSIN
Nov. 24 - at Indiana

2019
Aug. 31 - at Nevada
Sept. 7 - VANDERBILT
Sept. 28 - MINNESOTA
Oct. 5 - at Penn State
Oct. 12 - MARYLAND
Oct. 19 - at Iowa
Oct. 26 - ILLINOIS
Nov. 2 - NEBRASKA
Nov. 9 - at Northwestern
Nov. 23 - at Wisconsin
Nov. 30 - INDIANA

Here are the remaining games Purdue has scheduled:

2020
Sept. 19 - NOTRE DAME
Sept. 26 - at Boston College

2021
Sept. 18 - at Notre Dame

2023
Sept. 9 - at Virginia Tech

2024
Sept. 14 - NOTRE DAME

2025
Sept. 13 - at Notre Dame

2026
Sept. 12 - WAKE FOREST
TBA - vs. Notre Dame (neutral site)

2027
Sept. 2 or 4 - at Wake Forest

2029
Sept. 8 - at Vanderbilt