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Illinois at Purdue to Kickoff at Noon

The Cannon battle will be a third home noon kickoff and the fourth straight noon game overall for Purdue.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Purdue at Illinois Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We now have a kickoff time for the Illinois game and it is not a surprise:

A banged up and struggling Purdue against a dead team walking in Illinois just SCREAMS a noon BTN kickoff, so it is not a shock we got this. It is the second straight home kickoff at noon and it also means that all four games in the month of October will be noon kickoffs. I would also bet that Indiana will be at noon, while Nebraska will be a 3:30pm kickoff, but that is just a guess. Barring a sudden winning streak I think we have seen our lone night game of the year vs. TCU.

At least this is a game where Purdue will likely be favored. The overall series is now tied at 44-44-6 after Purdue won last year and the Boilers can take the overall series lead for the first time since 1903.