clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Purdue Football Adds Three Future Games

New, 7 comments

Ball State is coming back to Ross-Ade Stadium, as is another first time opponent.

NCAA Football: Ball State at Indiana Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue had some schedule slots to fill in future seasons and today it was able to do so with three more games according to Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

Florida Atlantic - September 24, 2022

The 2022 season had only one open slot and with the 2020 and 2021 schedules set it was the nearest open date we had. This is the first time we will play the Owls, who began their program in 2001 under the legendary Howard Schnellenberger who once famously said, “When I arrived here they didn’t even have a place to hang a jock strap.” They have since evolved into a pretty decent program thanks to all the talent in South Florida. FAU is in Boca Raton and can recruit many of the Miami leftovers. They actually start this season at Ohio State and will also play at Ball State. In 2017 they had a very impressive 11-3 season.

Ball State - August 30, 2025

The next open date we had was the 2025 season as 2023 and 2024 were already full, and now we get a MAC team back on the schedule. Amazingly, this is the next game we have scheduled against a MAC team now. Purdue is 8-0 all-time against the Cardinals, with all eight games coming between 1985 and 2010. This game will open the 2025 season, and all eight games have come in West Lafayette.

Miami (OH) - September 18, 2027

We do not know the 2026 Big Ten schedule, but the non-conference slate that year is full with Wake Forest, Indiana State, and Notre Dame. The 2027 season still had two open slots, so with a home game against Miami there and a road trip to Notre Dame we can likely expect the third spot to take up our next home and home with another opponent. Purdue is 9-3-1 all-time against the Redhawks, with the last game being a 38-31 overtime win. Every game has been in West Lafayette.

This makes the non-conference schedule complete through the 2026 season. There is one spot left in 2027 and 2028, and two in 2029 and 2030.

2020

Sept. 5 - at Nebraska

Sept. 12 - MEMPHIS

Sept. 19 - AIR FORCE

Sept. 26 - at Boston College

Oct. 10 - RUTGERS

Oct. 17 - at Illinois (Cannon Trophy Game)

Oct. 24 - at Michigan

Oct. 31 - NORTHWESTERN

Nov. 7 - at Minnesota

Nov. 14 - WISCONSIN

Nov. 21 - IOWA

Nov. 28 - at Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

2021

Sept. 4 - OREGON STATE

Sept. 11 - at UConn

Sept. 18 - at Notre Dame (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

Sept. 25 - ILLINOIS (Cannon Trophy Game)

Oct. 2 - MINNESOTA (Homecoming)

Oct. 9 - at Ohio State

Oct. 16 - NEBRASKA

Oct. 30 - at Iowa

Nov. 6 - MICHIGAN STATE

Nov. 13 - at Wisconsin

Nov. 20 - at Northwestern

Nov. 27 - INDIANA (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

2022

Sept. 3 - PENN STATE

Sept. 10 - INDIANA STATE

Sept. 17 - at Syracuse

Sept. 24 - FLORIDA ATLANTIC

Oct. 1 - at Maryland

Oct. 8 - IOWA

Oct. 15 - at Minnesota

Oct. 22 - WISCONSIN

Nov. 5 - at Illinois (Cannon Trophy Game)

Nov. 12 - at Nebraska

Nov. 19 - NORTHWESTERN

Nov. 26 - at Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

2023

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)

2024

Aug. 31 - at Illinois (Cannon Trophy Game)

Sept. 7 - INDIANA STATE

Sept. 14 - NOTRE DAME (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

Sept. 21 - at Oregon State

Sept. 28 - IOWA

Oct. 5 - WISCONSIN

Oct. 12 - at Minnesota

Oct. 26 - MICHIGAN STATE

Nov. 2 - at Rutgers

Nov. 16 - NORTHWESTERN

Nov. 23 - at Nebraska

Nov. 30 - at Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

2025

Aug. 30 - BALL STATE

Sept. 6 - at Northwestern

Sept. 13 - UCONN

Sept. 20 - at Notre Dame (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

Oct. 4 - at Penn State

Oct. 11 - MARYLAND

Oct. 25 - ILLINOIS (Cannon Trophy Game)

Nov. 1 - at Wisconsin

Nov. 8 - at Iowa

Nov. 15 - MINNESOTA

Nov. 22 - NEBRASKA

Nov. 29 - INDIANA (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

2026

Sept. 12 - WAKE FOREST

Sept. 19 - INDIANA STATE

Sept. 26 - NOTRE DAME (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

2027

Sept. 4 - at Notre Dame (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

Sept. 18 - MIAMI (OHIO)

2028

Sept. 9 - at Wake Forest

Sept. 23 - NOTRE DAME (Shillelagh Trophy Game)

2029

Sept. 8 - at Vanderbilt

2030

Sept. 14 - at TCU