The title says it all. The game, rescheduled from last week, will not go forward. Both schools again game together and mutually decided that they could not play the game. A statement was released by the ADs. It says in full:
Upon the advice of our medical professionals and in following the guidelines and protocols established for this season, we are not able to play Friday. As we stated last week, we know the history and tradition of this great rivalry game and how much it means to our current students, alumni and fans. Both universities worked extremely hard in an effort to play, but at this time it just isn’t possible. We are certainly disappointed that we cannot play in 2020, but look forward to seeing each other on the field next season and competing once again for the Old Oaken Bucket.
While it was always a long shot that the game was going to be played this week since it was cancelled less than a week ago it was worth a shot scheduling wise from the conference. Now, rather than having to cancel two games in the so-called championship week slate of games the conference only has to cancel one.
Thus ends the 2020 Purdue football season. One to forget for sure. This team came into the season with more questions than answers and leaves with some of those questions answered, in the negative, and more questions raised, about coaching for one. Where does this leave the team for next season? Will there be changes to the coaching staff cough DIACO cough? We just don’t know but this offseason is going to be very very consequential for Jeff Brohm and the Purdue football team. Stay tuned for much more to come as we recap the football season and look ahead.