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Purdue vs. Indiana State: Preview & How To Watch

Purdue has a golden opportunity to gain confidence this Saturday

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After a disappointing loss to Penn State to open the season, Purdue is getting a “tune up” game this week. The Boilermakers are hosting FCS opponent, Indiana State at Ross-Ade Stadium. Last week, the Sycamores won their season opener against North Alabama by a score of 17-14 in overtime.

This should be a golden opportunity for the Boilermakers to get past the gut wrenching loss to Penn State and work on some things they struggled with last week. Jeff Brohm will iron out some of the kinks that this team is trying to fix, maybe even himself a little bit. With some injuries coming out of last week too, this also gives the Boilermakers an opportunity to get healthy before a trip up to Syracuse the following week. Expect Aidan O’Connell and the offense to have a huge first half before the starters are pulled and we see some of the young guys get snaps in the second half.

Purdue should win this game handily, and although there is not a line currently, the Boilermakers will likely be favored by almost 30 points come Saturday afternoon. Crazier things have happened, but I just do not see a scenario in which Purdue trips up on Saturday.

GameDay Vitals

Opponent Maryland Terrapins (4-1, 1-1)
Opponent Maryland Terrapins (4-1, 1-1)
Stadium SECU Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Capacity 51,802
Surface Field Turf
Mascot Testudo the Turtle
Tickets $20 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time Noon EST
Online Streaming BTN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Maryland -3 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.
All-Time Series Maryland leads 2-1
Last Purdue Win 40-14 at Purdue on 10/12/2019
Last Maryland Win 50-7 at Maryland on 10/1/2016
SB Nation Blog Representation Testudo Times
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 58 degrees
2021 Minnesota Postseason Beat Virginia Tech 54-10 in Pinstripe Bowl
Coach Mike Locksley (17-24 in 4th year at Maryland, 19-50 overall)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? Jumboheroes