2018 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule

Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Sep. 1
Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Sep. 8
Eagles Eastern Michigan Eagles
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Sep. 15
Tigers Missouri Tigers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Sep. 22
Eagles Boston College Eagles
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Sep. 29
Cornhuskers at Nebraska Cornhuskers
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Time TBA
Oct. 6
Oct. 13
Fighting Illini at Illinois Fighting Illini
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Time TBA
Oct. 20
Buckeyes Ohio State Buckeyes
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Oct. 27
Spartans at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Time TBA
Nov. 3
Hawkeyes Iowa Hawkeyes
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Nov. 10
Gophers at Minnesota Golden Gophers
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Time TBA
Nov. 17
Badgers Wisconsin Badgers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Time TBA
Nov. 24
Hoosiers at Indiana Hoosiers
Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
Time TBA
Dec. 1
Big Ten Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Time TBA

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    1. Day
      February 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Good move for Vanderbilt to play at Georgia St in ATL, may be can get some recruits. The Commodores have added some nice P5 teams to their schedule, not sure about a 10 year gap in the Purdue game but at least they got them on the schedule.

    2. Shep
      February 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I seriously doubt that 2029 game gets played, who knows how these leagues/conferences are going to shake out.

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    1. Huey
      January 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Once again, someone other than the SEC West plays a home and home.

      • Tim
        January 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        Two commendable exceptions are Arkansas, who has an upcoming home and home with Michigan, and Texas A&M.

        But your point remains…not sure why the Mississippi or Alabama schools or LSU can’t find (or fund) a willing participant, even if the school’s subpar (like Indiana, Illinois or Purdue).

      • Tim
        January 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        Also…nice job by BC and Purdue to make this home and home series happen. Purdue certainly isn’t trying to take it easy.

      • G of F
        January 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

        According to this site Ole Miss has 4 H/H scheduled and one 2 for 1 (which might actually be a 2 for 2 with Tulane), Mississippi State has 5 H/H scheduled and one 2 for 1 (yes this includes series with non P5, but plenty of P5 as well). As far as not scheduling any non-conference true road games, Alabama is really the only culprit of this in the SEC.

      • David
        January 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

        Stupid remark. Auburn just concluded a home-and-home with Kansas State the season before, and has one starting this year with Clemson. And has a home-and-home ahead with California. So, this bullcrap about the SEC West needs to stop.

      • p5 requirement
        February 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

        Would love to see another home and home between BYU and Boston College. Do it.

    2. Bill
      January 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Didn’t LSU play @Syracuse this past season? They also seem to have future home and home series with Texas, UCLA, Arizona State and Oklahoma scheduled. Auburn just played @Kansas State in 2014 (to complete a home and home) and play Clemson and California in home and homes in upcoming seasons. Ole Miss lost @Memphis this past season and recently played Texas home and home. Really alabama is the only one that plays almost exclusively neutral site games.

    3. Gator Hater
      January 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Huey and Tim go look at the schedules from time to time. Auburn. LSU and Miss. State have several home & home games scheduled

      • Huey
        January 19, 2016 at 11:51 pm

        I think you’re missing the finer point though, which is these teams play at least 10 Power 5 conference teams (8 or 9 conference and 1 or 2 Power 5 nonconference games).

        The SEC West doesn’t do that, and most of them don’t travel outside the south.

        But yes, they non require all SEC teams to play at least 1 power 5 team. That means 9 total power 5 games. That is quite sad for the best conference in football.

      • Day
        January 20, 2016 at 7:56 am

        What does it matter? Once again another SEC hater comes on & (sounds like all the rest) bashing the SEC with 9 game conference & 2 power 5 OOC. The best thing about Bama winning the championship is nobody can come on & say (the SEC was finally EXPOSED), that is what people were saying the last two years when the SEC did not win a championship but of course instead of congratulating the SEC you have to come on & say (quite sad for the best conference in football). Whether these teams play home/n/home or don’t travel that far is besides the point, most teams don’t have to travel outside the south cause some of the best recruiting is down south. Hell, Michigan has 10 Florida players on their roster, You making a comment like (Once again, someone other than the SEC West plays a home and home) is ignorant & there are going to be people on here to call you out on it, you need to worry about your own team & own conference.

      • David
        January 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm

        Huey, you’re a special kind of geographically challenged. Last I checked for Auburn, Manhattan, Kansas, and Berkeley, California aren’t in the south. They’re both FAR from the south. What the hell do you propose Auburn do? Play home and home with Manchester United or Barca?

    4. TaintSniffer
      January 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      One thing remains constant, Florida still will not play a home and home(OOC) with any team outside the state of Florida.

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    Purdue adds Ohio to 2017 Football Schedule

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    1. landino
      August 26, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      550k guarantee? That seems super low.

      • Toast
        January 29, 2016 at 11:17 am

        because Ohio gets an home/home basketball series with Purdue with only taking $500,000 for the away football game.

    2. schoup
      August 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Purdue as a bottom 1/2 B10 team lately has a surprising 2017 schedule. They play Mizzou and Louisville..2P5’sOOC. They will likely only be favored in the Ohio OOC game.

    3. Stuart
      August 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      With the B1G going to 9 games plus a P5 OOC game, and some schools scheduling 2 and even 3 P5 in future years, that doesn’t leave any more spots for MAC schools, maybe fewer. The B1G was playing about 6 FCS games a year, but going to 9 B1G games means 14 fewer OOC games. There is also an increase of 10 P5 games per year. By my count that means about 18 fewer slots for G5 schools than the B1G plays now.

      I think the B1G will let 2016 slide on FCS schools, but I expect the 2017 onward games will get cancelled (below)

      Maryland 2017 Towson
      Rutgers 2017 Morgan State
      Illinois 2018 Western Illinois
      Iowa 2018 Northern Iowa
      Minnesota 2019 South Dakota State
      Maryland 2020 Towson

      UAB has a chance to schedule some revenue games here (I keep wondering when they are going to start setting up some games)

    4. Why?
      August 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      The SEC and ACC consider BYU a P5 team and from the looks of scheduling the Pac 12 does too.
      Maybe we all should

      • Stuart
        August 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        The B1G, SEC, and ACC have all said they count BYU games as P5. The Pac-12 and Big XII do not have an OOC P5 requirement wince they have 9 games, although most of the schools schedule one or two anyway. IN general there are fewer games to be had for the G5 against the P5 except BYU

    5. Chad Gardner
      August 27, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Isn’t UMASS a MAC team for football? If so, that’d only give OU 2 games if your info is correct….

    1. Chad Reid
      May 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      I really hope Purdue is competitive by the time this game rolls around.

    2. David
      May 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Even if Purdue isn’t, it’s better than playing Directional Nowhere State.

    3. schoup
      May 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

      neutral site games are over done and aren’t even big match ups like when they first started. The only game of note for 2017 UM/Fla and that’s assuming both programs rebound quickly from several consecutive down years.

      • Chad Reid
        May 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

        Eh, I disagree with that. UM/Fla doesn’t really move the needle because we’ve seen those teams play before. At least Purdue and Louisville is kind fresh. If both teams are fielding competitive squads by then, it’ll be fun to watch.

      • JackStriker
        May 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm

        2016 –

        Bama vs. USC – Cowboys Classic
        Wisconsin vs. LSU @ Lambeau Field
        Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee @ BristolMotor Speedway

        You also have to take into account that most schools have beefed up their non-con schedules and it is, as you noted, difficult to schedule these games a few years in advance as you may not know wether a team will be up or down.

        See Here –

        Georgia vs. North Carolina – Chick FilA Kickoff Classic – Looked good a few years ago when Larry Fedora was on the rise, but not so much since he has not done much at UNC.

        FSU vs. Ole Miss – Orlando – All of Hugh Freeze’s stud class of recruits from three classes back may be gone by then. But, hey. Either way, I’ll be watching.

        Kevin Kelley, do you know if a game like Chick FilA get out of a contract if they have a feeling the game is going to stink, or no one way show up like last year’s Ole Miss/Boise match up? I am sure the Greatest Network in all of sports cares at least a little. But having looked at other ACC schools it doesn’t look like there can be many other replacements as most of the big schools already have their sched’s lined up with at least 1 P5, or like Clemson, already two.

    1. Dave
      February 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      It is nice to see a meaningless game between 2 has beens (or never was) scheduled this far in advance. Has ESPN signed on yet to pick up this blockbuster?

      • schoup
        February 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

        Hey clueless. Not scheduling games in advance is why the SEC yearly plays the least P5’s, It’s why more than half of the vaunted west played no P5’s last year. It’s why Bama is always crying we can’t find a’s b/c they wait to 1 o or 2 years in advance when by then everybody has already completed their P5 scheduling/

      • day
        February 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

        “SEC West played no P5’s last year.” What? W.Virginia, Wisconsin, K-State, Indiana & Texas Tech are teams the SEC played last year.

      • Billy
        February 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

        schoup is right on in regards to scheduling in advance. I give Wake and Purdue credit for scheduling this P5 vs. P5 match-up. Who knows how good or bad they’ll be in those years, but at least they’re scheduling the appropriate match-ups. And please don’t say Purdue has never matter, I’m sure they’re a few quarterbacks in the NFL that wouldn’t want to hear that (i.e. Brees, of today and Greise of yesterday, plus others). The SEC has plenty of opportunities to make scheduling match-ups, a team like Kentucky can perhaps schedule a Minnesota in out years or something like that,it may not seem like a big deal, but would be in a proper direction. The SEC has got to step up, I know there’s the fear of not getting enough “bowl” teams in due to wins, but,,,

      • day
        February 3, 2015 at 9:21 am

        I agree Billy, in my opinion Kentucky should keep Louisville as a rivalry game every year as they are playing them continuously now. Kentucky vs Minnesota sounds like an awesome match-up due to the fact both teams are not the “best” when it comes to football, no offense to Gopher or Wildcat fans.

      • Billy
        February 3, 2015 at 9:49 am

        Thanks day, appreciate it. Here’s another interesting fact to take in.

        If you look at just the B1G and the SEC in 2016 and 2017 for non-conference scheduling here is further evidence how behind the SEC is. The B1G in 2016 has all 42 or their 42 NC games already scheduled (100%), in 2017 the B1G has 36 or their 42 NC games scheduled (86%). And now for the SEC, in 2016 the SEC has 43 of their 56 NC games scheduled (77%) and for 2017 the SEC has only 31 of their 56 NC games scheduled (55%). These two conferences are apparently playing the same system?

        Some people may think the 2017 season is way out there, but it isn’t. The 2017 kick-off for college football is only 30 months away and the proper scheduling should have already started. Most often, bad planning leads to bad excuses, and the SC excuse no P5 teams will play us is a crook.

        Hey by the way, I’ll continue to give LSU credit. They are one of the few SEC schools that most often schedules ahead and properly. They’re the only SEC to have both their 2016 and 2017 NC schedule set to this point. Go Tigers!!!

      • schoup
        February 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm


        Try reading comprehension.

      • schoup
        February 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm


        The B10 went on scheduling spree in the future when they decided to go to 9 games. When you have 9 games some years you have 5 home games and some 4 in conference. You have to plan you OOC out in advance and carefully to make sure you play your P5 OOC at home in years you have 4 conf home games. Many programs don’t want to play 6 away games..5 in conference and 1 OOC. Also, with phasing out FCS they have to plan more b/c getting a FCS games late is easy, as some FCS schools sometimes will cancel a game vs another FCS to get a pay day. The B10 also has gone to scheduling more midmajors as away games, some in oure home and home, some as 2 for 1’s

      • Billy
        February 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm

        schoup said…., You’re spot on. Agree with what you have said. As you have said, The B10 has done a good job of planning and scheduling ahead with some vision. Whereas The SEC apparently lacks that skill of vision in scheduling future years. I know it may read as though I’m negative on The SEC, but it’s truly only with their lack of comparable scheduling to their so-called peer conferences. When The SEC as a whole starts and continues to schedule a competitive schedule I’ll back off.

    2. GEG
      February 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      And when they play each other, they still will be irrelevant

      • schoup
        February 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        It’s funny how you know what recruits they will have 11 years from now. I’m sure you have the 6 thru 9 yr old pop warner leagues scouted and where those kids will go.

    3. Steven Blunt
      September 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      I think u-usa schools should play more meac swac and accept team

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