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Purdue Football Schedules Fresno State for 2023

The 2023 schedule is now complete!

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Future Purdue schedules continue to go away from delicious MACtion in favor of new opponents. The Boilers already have games scheduled against first time opponents UConn, Memphis, and Air Force in coming seasons. Now a new opponent gets in not he mix as Fresno State is coming to Ross-Ade Stadium on September 2, 2023:

That makes the 2023 scheduled complete as follows:

2023 Schedule

  • Sept. 2 - FRESNO STATE
  • Sept. 9 - at Virginia Tech
  • Sept. 16 - SYRACUSE
  • Sept. 23 - at Iowa
  • Sept. 30 - ILLINOIS (Cannon Trophy Game)
  • Oct. 7 - MINNESOTA
  • Oct. 14 - OHIO STATE
  • Oct. 21 - at Michigan
  • Nov. 4 - NEBRASKA
  • Nov. 11 - at Northwestern
  • Nov. 18 - at Wisconsin
  • Nov. 25 - INDIANA (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

Purdue’s schedules are now complete through 2024 except for one open date in 2022, which will likely be filled soon. This also appears to be a one-off game with no return trip to Fresno.

Purdue has never played Fresno State before, but the Bulldogs are known for their “any time, anywhere” scheduling philosophy. They are 5-10 all-time against the Big Ten, including a 21-14 loss to Minnesota last season in Minneapolis. They swept Illinois in a recent home-and-home and lost at Nebraska 43-10 in 2016. Wisconsin and Rutgers have also played them in recent home-and-homes, so it is a bit of a surprise we got them for a one-off game.

As far as other schedules, Purdue is almost certainly looking at a home game for that 2022 spot. That season has five home games and six road games with a home non-conference game against Indiana State and a road trip to Syracuse. It could be the home end of another home-and-home with the back end out in 2025, as Purdue still needs one game for that year as well. In 2025 Purdue has five home conference games, a home date against Connecticut, and a road game at Notre Dame.

Aside from 2022 and 2025 Purdue does not have another non-conference opening until 2027, where it has two around another road game at Notre Dame.

Here’s a list of FBS teams that Purdue has yet to play. Teams in bold are teams that Purdue is currently scheduled to play.

FBS Teams Purdue Has Never Played

Teams Teams
Teams Teams
Air Force (2020) Massachusetts
Alabama Memphis (2020)
Appalachian State Mississippi State
Arkansas New Mexico
Arkansas State New Mexico State
Army West Point North Carolina
Boise State North Texas
Buffalo Oklahoma
BYU Old Dominion
Charlotte San Diego State
Clemson San Jose State
Colorado South Alabama
Colorado State South Carolina
Connecticut (2021) South Florida
East Carolina Southern Miss
FIU Temple
Florida Texas State
Florida Atlantic Texas Tech
Florida State Troy
Fresno State (2023) Tulane
Georgia Southern Tulsa
Georgia State UNLV
Houston Utah
Kansas Utah State
Liberty UTEP
Louisiana Tech UTSA
Louisiana-Lafayette Western Kentucky
Louisiana-Monroe Wyoming