Purdue football players celebrate after defeating Purdue on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Lafayette, Indiana.
Buckeyes fans were ecstatic after defeating the Hoosiers 42-13.
“It’s a great win for the fans, it’s a big win for our program and we’ve been working hard to get this far,” said quarterback Zach Terrell.
The Boilermakers are now 9-0 in Big Ten play, and sit atop the league with a 17-2 record and a 9-1 conference mark.
For Purdue, the victory over Purdue marks the first time they have defeated an opponent in the Big Ten Conference since defeating Minnesota in 2013.
It’s Purdue’s first Big Ten win in program history.
Worst case scenario for Purdue: The win over the Hoins would put them in the top five in the conference, and Purdue would be in a tie for first place with Michigan State.
Most likely scenario: With the win over Rutgers, Purdue would leapfrog Michigan State and become the first team in school history to win the Big 10 and earn a conference championship.
What else could have happened: In what is believed to be the most improbable upset in college football history, Rutgers lost its final three games of the season to finish the year 9-7.
They would later lose out on the NCAA Tournament berth to Florida.
Why Rutgers would win: Rutgers was on a roll after beating Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl.
Despite that, Rutgers would ultimately fall to Northwestern in overtime in the Orange Bowl.
That loss was a big reason why the Scarlet Knights struggled in the ACC this season.
With Rutgers in second place in the league, they are guaranteed a spot in the NCAA tournament.
RUTGERS: “This is a big game for us and it’s going to be a big one for our fans.
We’ll see how it goes,” said Rutgers head coach Chris Ash.
Where the game was played: Indiana, home of Purdue and Big Ten rival Northwestern, is located about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Indianapolis.
Big Ten play begins on September 17, and the Big East Tournament begins on October 15.
When will the game be played: The game will be played on October 17 at 8 p.m.
The game can be watched on ESPN2.
Will there be a photo op?
Yes, the game will feature a photo of the two teams at the stadium.
How many fans are expected?
There are expected to be about 200,000 fans expected to attend the game.
Who is in attendance?
A total of about 400,000 people will be in attendance for the game, according to Purdue Athletics.
I’m a Buckeye, can I watch?
Yes, there are expected a few hundred fans who will be able to watch the game live on ESPN.
Is there food available?
Nope, the Purdue Athletic Department has put together a limited menu that is only available for Purdue students.
Do I need a ticket?
Tickets are available at Purdue Ticket Office.
Does anyone need to bring cash?
You can still purchase tickets by clicking here.
Should I bring a camera?
The Purdue Athletic Association has put up a sign at the entrance of the stadium saying “No Cameras in the Building.”
How much does it cost?
$10 for adults, $8 for students, and $4 for children 12 and under.
If I need to purchase my own ticket, what are my options?
If you need to buy a ticket and would like to buy online, Purdue offers a discount for students.
The discount is $5 for those attending the Purdue Football Game, and that discount can be applied to both tickets and food.
Are there any other special events?
No, Purdue doesn’t have any special events planned for the weekend.
Did I miss any important events?
Yes, a special concert was held on Saturday night, September 18, at the home of the Purdue baseball team.
Were there any players or coaches from the Purdue football team on the field?
Not a single player from the football team was on the playing field during the game against Rutgers.
In addition, no other Purdue players or assistants were on the sidelines.
Other key dates for the Purdue game: September 15: 7:00 p.M. to 8:00 a.m.: Noon: Tuesdays football game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Kohl Center.
September 16: 8:00 to 9:00: Monday night, Purdue hosts Nebraska at the KFC Yum!
September 17: 10:00, noon to 11:00 am: Big East Tournament vs. Maryland.