The Purdue Boilermakers have added the Ohio Bobcats to their 2017 football schedule.
Hammer & Rails first reported the new matchup after seeing it listed on Purdue’s official website.
Purdue will host Ohio at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana on Sept. 9, 2017. The contract, a copy of which was obtained from Purdue, was signed last August and calls for the Boilermakers to pay the Bobcats a $550,000 guarantee for the game.
The two schools have played seven times since 1933, all in West Lafayette, and last met in 1988. Purdue leads the series 7-0.
Purdue’s non-conference schedule is now complete for the 2017 season. The Boilermakers are scheduled open the season against Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sept. 2. Two weeks later on Sept. 16, Purdue travels to Columbia to take on the Missouri Tigers.
The addition of Ohio gives the Boilermakers two MAC teams on their future schedules. Purdue is also slated to host Eastern Michigan on Sept. 8, 2018, a matchup that was reported last year.
With the Big Ten vowing to discontinue the scheduling of FCS teams, we’ll likely see more non-conference matchups between teams of these two conferences.
Ohio now has three non-conference games scheduled for 2017. The Bobcats are also scheduled to host Kansas in Athens on Sept. 16 and later travel to face UMass on Sept. 30.