The final kickoff time of the season has been announced and it is a noon game for the Old Oaken Bucket on November 30th:
This just in: Indiana at Purdue on Nov. 30 will be at noon ET on ESPN2. Plan accordingly.— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 18, 2019
Purdue has won the Bucket two years in a row, clinching a bowl game each time and denying the Hoosiers a trip to the postseason. This year is different, as Indiana is already bowl eligible and Purdue must win this week at Wisconsin (a long shot) to have even a chance at the postseason.
The Hoosiers are currently one spot outside of the AP top 25 and, if they beat Michigan this week, will be in the top 25 for the Bucket game for the first time since 1993. Before that you have to go all the way back to 1945 for the last time Indiana was ranked in the AP Poll during the Bucket game (in 1967 it was just a top 10 poll and Indiana was just outside of it for the biggest Bucket game of all time).
By comparison, Purdue has been ranked 12 times in the Bucket game since 1945.