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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 Wisconsin Badgers (3-4, 1-3)
Opponent Wisconsin Badgers (3-4, 1-3)
Stadium Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Capacity 80,321
Surface FieldTurf
Mascot Bucky the Badger
Tickets $50 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time 3:30pm EST
Online Streaming ESPN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Wisconsin -2.5 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.
All-Time Series Wisconsin leads 51-29-8
Last Purdue Win 26-23 at Wisconsin on 10/18/2003
Last Wisconsin Win 30-13 at Purdue on 10/23/2021
SB Nation Blog Representation Bucky's 5th Quarter
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 68 degrees as a high
2021 Wisconsin Postseason Beat Arizona State 20-13 in Las Vegas Bowl
Coach Jim Leonhard (1-1 as interim coach)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? No