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Purdue kicks off the 2016 season with its last ever game against an FCS program

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Woohoo! Football season starts this week! Who's excited?!

Hey.

Where are you going?

Don't leave us.

Basketball is coming soon...

*sigh*

Darrell Hazell kicks off his fourth year at Purdue against Danny Hope's former school and alma mater, Eastern Kentucky. As some of you may know, this will be Purdue's last game against an FCS school as the B1G will no longer allow schools to schedule an FCS school as the league moves to 3 OOC games for each team.

The good news is that Purdue has never lost to an FCS school.

The bad news is that we're still Purdue and it could still happen.

Here's hoping that Purdue can win on Saturday and retain its undefeated streak against FCS schools until the end of time. If Purdue loses this one, we'll never hear the end of it from our rivals down south.

Opponent

Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Current Record: 0-0 (0-0 Ohio Valley Conference (FCS))

Stadium

Ross-Ade Stadium

Capacity

57,236

Surface

Grass

Tickets

Starting at $10 on Stub Hub.

Kickoff Time

12:00 PM EDT

TV

ESPNews

Online Streaming

Watch ESPN

Satellite Radio

Sirius XM Channel 84

Odds

No Odds Listed as of 11:50am on August 29th

All-Time Series

Purdue leads all-time series 1-0.

Last Purdue Win

48-6 on September 1st, 2012 in West Lafayette

Last Eastern Kentucky Win

Never. Please keep it that way, Hazell

SB Nation Blog Representation

None

Weather Forecast

Highs in the lower-70s and sunny at kick off. Expect temperatures to rise to the mid-to-upper 70s by the end of the game (As of 08/29).

2015 Eastern Kentucky Record

6-5, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference (FCS)

2015 Eastern Kentucky Postseason

None

Coach

Mark Elder: 1st season at Eastern Kentucky and first season as a head coach.

Is the H&R Staff Attending?

Travis, Kyle, and Casey will be in attendance.