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2021 Music City Bowl Purdue vs. Tennessee: GameThread & How to Watch

This could be ugly.

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Indiana v Purdue Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

I hope everyone enjoyed a landmark 8-4 regular season, two wins over top 5 teams, and the return of the Old Oaken Bucket to West Lafayette. it was a major turnaround, but the bowl season has not been kind. yes, we have a bowl game today, but it is probably the least excited I have been for a Purdue game in a long time, maybe ever. I don’t fault George Karlaftis and David Bell for sitting out. They have every right to protect themselves before a high NFL draft pick in April. If they were the only ones out, I would say that we still had a shot.

But no Milton Wright? No Dedrick Mackey? Possibly no Greg Long? Others maybe out? Purdue is coming into this one even more shorthanded than it did during the unmerciful Auburn loss three years ago. Yes, Purdue is deeper and better now, but you don’t lose 2,000 yards worth of receiving and just bounce back.

Let’s hope for the best, but I fear the worst.

GameDay Vitals

Opponent #21 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Opponent #21 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Stadium Huntington Bank Stadium
Capacity 50,805
Surface Prescription Athletic Turf
Mascot Goldie the Gopher
Tickets $67 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon EST
TV ESPN2
Online Streaming ESPN2
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Minnesota -10 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
All-Time Series Minnesota leads 41-33-3 (have won 8 of last 9)
Last Purdue Win 31-17 at Purdue on 10/7/2017
Last Minnesota Win 20-13 at Purdue on 10/2/2021
SB Nation Blog Representation The Daily Gopher
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 71 degrees
2021 Minnesota Postseason Beat West Virginia 18-6 in Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Coach PJ Fleck (39-23 in 6th year at Minnesota, 69-45 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? No