Penn State and Purdue are coming off very different seasons a Boston College Eagles clothes head of their Week 1 matchup.
Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm enjoyed his greatest season yet in 2021, a 9-4 campaign that featured wins over two top-five opponents in No. 2 Iowa and No. 5 Michigan State and ended with a victory over Tennessee in a Music City Bowl barn-burner. It was both the program's best season since 2003 — also a Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry shirt 9-4 season — and of the Brohm era.
Conversely, the Nittany Lions went 7-6 in 2021, a season in which they reached as high as No. 4 in The Associated Press poll following a 5-0 start with wins over No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 22 Auburn. James Franklin's team ended the season on a 2-6 slide, falling completely out of the top 25 and finishing the year with an unsatisfying loss to Arkansas in the Outback Bowl.
Does that make Thursday's nationally televis NCAA Spirit Jerseys ed matchup a must-win game for Franklin? Not exactly: Penn State this offseason signed him to a 10-year, $75 million extension through the 2031 season, showing it has faith in him beyond the team's 11-11 record over the last two years.
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Neither team is ranked in the AP Top 25 for t Arkansas Razorbacks clothes his prime-time matchup, although both teams received votes in the preseason poll. A win in the season opener would go a long way in ensuring that one of these teams is ranked heading into Week 2.
The Sporting News has everything you need to tune in and watch the Big Ten cross-division matchup between Penn State and Purdue:
What channel is Penn State vs. Purdue on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- Live stream: Fox.com, fuboTV
Penn State vs. Purdue will be broadcast nationally on Fox. Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will reportedly call the game while Jenny Taft will report from the sidelines. Streaming options include Fox.com and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
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Penn State vs. Purdue start time
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
- Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Purdue will kick off at 8 p.m. ET from Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.
Penn State schedule 2022
|at Purdue*||Sept. 1 (Thu.)||TBD|
|vs. Ohio||Sept. 10||TBD|
|at Auburn||Sept. 17||TBD|
|vs. Central Michigan||Sept. 24||TBD|
|vs. Northwestern*||Oct. 1||TBD|
|at No. 8 Michigan*||Oct. 15||TBD|
|vs. Minnesota*||Oct. 22||TBD|
|vs. No. 2 Ohio State*||Oct. 29||TBD|
|at Indiana*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|vs. Maryland*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|at Rutgers*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|vs. No. 15 Michigan State*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* Big Ten Conference game
Purdue schedule 2022
|Opponent||Da NCAA Sweatshirts and Hoodies te||Outcome|
|vs. Penn State*||Sept. 1 (Thu.)||TBD|
|vs. Indiana State||Sept. 10||TBD|
|at Syracuse||Sept. 17||TBD|
|vs. Florida Atlantic||Sept. 24||TBD|
|at Minnesota*||Oct. 1||TBD|
|at Maryland*||Oct. 8||TBD|
|vs. Nebraska*||Oct. 15||TBD|
|at No. 18 Wisconsin*||Oct. 22||TBD|
|vs. Iowa*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|at Illinois*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|vs. Northwestern*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|at Indiana*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* Big Ten Conference game