Purdue’s week 3 game time has been announced by the conference on Twitter.
This will be Purdue’s second 3:30 kickoff against three games thus far. In a bit of a surprise the game will air on ABC. Someone thinks this is going to be a good one!
The Wisconsin game will obviously be one of the biggest challenges this Purdue team will face all season. I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that Purdue hasn’t had great luck against Wisconsin since, oh well, basically the last 20 years.
Though there is some possible good football news for Purdue here as there are reports that Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz has tested positive for Covid. As of this writing they are awaiting a second test to confirm. If this is the case Mertz would have to be out for 21 days which would obviously encompass the Purdue game. Now, I want to be clear that even typing these sentences has made me feel gross and grimy. I truly hope that Mertz and anyone else on the Wisconsin football team has a fast and speedy recovery with no lingering impact. With this disease there’s just no telling.
There are a lot of unknowns for the game against Wisconsin and we will certainly learn more in time. For now though we know that kickoff is at 3:30 and if you’ve read my story from today you’ll know that these 3:30 kickoffs are gonna pose some problems as a new dad. But hey, that’s okay.