West Lafayette, and . Purdue's 2022 college soccer season has arrived, and team locks things up on national television against a formidable Big Ten enemy at Penn State.
The Boilermakers hosted their first blackout game inside Ross-Aid Stadium since the 2018 season, when the team beat No. 3 Ohio State 49-20 in a huge upset.
"Luckily it's at home in front of our fans, which is great," Purdue coach Jeff Brom said. "We expect a great turnout. I know our players appreciate it and look forward to a great environment."
After posting an overall record of 9-4 last year, which included a thrilling overtime win over Tennessee in the Transperfect Music City Bowl, an early conference win for the Boilermakers.
Here's everything you need to know about Thursday night's matchup between Purdue and Penn State, including a way of watching, the latest point spread and more.
– When: Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. ET – Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind. – TV: FOX – Radio: Purdue Sports Radio Network (95.5 FM WAZY) – Point Spread: Penn State is a 3.5-point favorite, per the SI Sportsbook.
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