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Purdue looks to seek revenge for a decade old loss in their first ever trip to College Park.

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Champs Sports Bowl: Purdue v Maryland Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images

As Travis and I talked about in our latest podcast (which is currently in post-production), Purdue can get revenge for a decade old loss this weekend. The only meeting between Maryland and Purdue occurred back in December 2006 in the Champs Sports Bowl. It may have only been 10 years ago, but a lot has changed since then:

  • The Champs Sports Bowl is now the Russell Athletic Bowl (this and Georgia Tech’s apparel contract are the only two things to remind you that Russell Athletic still exists).
  • Maryland joined the Big Ten
  • The iPhone was released, and then made worse.
  • Voyager 1 left the solar system
  • Hammer & Rails joins SB Nation
  • Current Purdue football players were in 3rd through 6th grades last time Maryland and Purdue played
  • I became a Purdue fan (for those who don’t know, I used to cheer for those silly Domers)
  • And many more (feel free to add more in the comments)

Heck, just looking at YouTube (which wasn’t even 2 years old the last time Maryland and Purdue played) doesn’t have much on the lone match up other than the Purdue band and some non-HD highlights. Oh the humanity of a non-HD world!

There might be one more, but these are the only videos on YouTube from the last match up. Go band!

Anyways, enough on how much the world has changed in just 10 years and how quickly 10 years go by. If I don’t finish this article soon, it’ll be 2026 for [Purdue] Pete’s sake!

Maryland is coming in a little hot after a 3-0 start under new head coach, D.J. Durkin, with their biggest challenge coming on the road against UCF so far. People are starting to get a little hopeful in College Park, and you can tell by the ticket prices. When T-Mill and Ledman bought their tickets for this game over the summer, they told our group chat that they were in the single digits, and now they’re ~$30.

As for Purdue, things are still a little iffy despite the win. Despite 4 turnovers, they still beat Nevada by ten. But then again, this same Nevada team only scored 10 points against Notre Dame, and that was after ND took a 32-0 lead. If Purdue wants a shot at a bowl game, and Hazell wants to keep his job, this is a must win game for them.

Opponent

Maryland Terrapins
Current Record: 3-0 (0-0 Big Ten East)

Stadium

Maryland Stadium (formerly Byrd Stadium)

Capacity

51,802

Surface

FieldTurf

Tickets

Starting at $27 on Stub Hub, $30 on Seat Geek.

Kickoff Time

3:30 PM EDT

TV

BTN

Online Streaming

BTN2Go

Satellite Radio

Sirius XM Channel 84

Odds

Maryland 10 point favorites as of 7:12pm on September 26th

All-Time Series

Maryland leads 1-0.

Last Purdue Win

Never

Last Maryland Win

24-7 on December 26, 2006 in Orlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl)

SB Nation Blog Representation

Testudo Times

Weather Forecast

Temps in the mid-70s with cloudy skies and 50/50 chance of rain at kick off. Expect temperatures to dip towards lower 70s during the game, which chance of rain to decrease (As of 09/26).

2015 Maryland Record

3-9, 1-7 Big Ten East

2015 Maryland Postseason

None

Coach

D.J. Durkin: 1st season at Maryland with 3-0 record, 4-0 overall record as head coach.

Is the H&R Staff Attending?

Travis and Ledman (aka 'Jumboheroes') will be in attendance.