Purdue Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Boilermakers

    The 2016 Purdue football schedule wouldn’t be all that bad for most teams, but it still doesn’t mean a winning season is guaranteed.

    February 9, 2016


    The 2016 Purdue football schedule wouldn’t be all that bad for most teams, but it still doesn’t mean a winning season is guaranteed.


    2016 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule

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    2016 Purdue Boilermakers

    Sept. 3 Eastern Kentucky
    Sept. 10 Cincinnati
    Sept. 17 OPEN DATE
    Sept. 24 Nevada
    Oct. 1 at Maryland
    Oct. 8 at Illinois
    Oct. 15 Iowa
    Oct. 22 at Nebraska
    Oct. 29 Penn State
    Nov. 5 at Minnesota
    Nov. 12 Northwestern
    Nov. 19 Wisconsin
    Nov. 26 at Indiana

    Non-Conference Games Eastern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Nevada

    Games vs. the East at Maryland, Penn State, at Indiana

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – Purdue can’t take any team for granted, and it might take a fight to go at least 2-1 in non-conference play. Eastern Kentucky is no pushover of an FCS team, and Cincinnati and Nevada are going to be nasty. At least all three have to come to West Lafayette.

    – There’s no Ohio State, Michigan State or Michigan from the East. Penn State is good, but getting to face Maryland and Indiana is a nice break.

    – Coming after that interesting start to the season against the non-conference teams, Purdue got on the road three times in four weeks with the home game coming against Iowa. Thanks for that.

    – On the plus side, there’s a nice stretch of three home games in four before closing out against Indiana. Those three are against Penn State, Northwestern and Wisconsin, though.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … Eastern Kentucky. Purdue might be the underdog in every game the rest of the way, and even the game with the Colonels should be a fight. That has to be a slam-dunk breather.

    2017 Non-Conference Games Louisville (in Indianapolis), Ohio, at Missouri

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