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Penn State at Purdue: GameThread & How to Watch

Bring on the season!

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 08 Ohio at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After eight months off, it’s time for Purdue football again! We’re under the lights on a beautiful night in West Lafayette. It should be a fantastic night for football with a big crowd.

And it is a big game, too. We get the Penn State Nittany Lions, a perennial power in the Big Ten and our toughest crossover opponent from the East Division. Purdue has not beaten Penn State in 18 years and has only beaten them three times ever. Both teams have aspirations to win their divisions and reach Indianapolis, but only the winner has a leg up in that race. Given that Purdue has to go to Wisconsin and Minnesota, its toughest divisional opponents, so we need to take care of business at home.

This is a waypoint game for Purdue. Win, and there is a real possibility for a very special season. Lose, and we should still make a bowl game, but the West feels like a long shot.

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