Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Purdue Boilermakers football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
Purdue Football Schedule 2021
Full schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below
Sept. 4 Oregon State
Sept. 11 at UConn
Sept. 18 at Notre Dame
Sept. 25 Illinois
Oct. 2 Minnesota
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 at Iowa
Oct. 23 Wisconsin
Oct. 30 at Nebraska
Nov. 6 Michigan State
Nov. 13 at Ohio State
Nov. 20 at Northwestern (in Wrigley Field)
Nov. 27 Indiana
Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship (in Indianapolis)
Games vs. The East: Indiana, Michigan State at Ohio State
Missed Teams From The East: Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers
Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule Analysis: Can the Boilermakers get by Notre Dame? They have to take the trip up the road, but that’s the moment to show just how good the team really is if – and it’s a big if – they can get by Oregon State to start things out.
Not only do they have to face one 2020 College Football Playoff team, they have to go to Ohio State, too. They don’t have to play Michigan or Penn State fro the East, but the date with the Buckeyes comes in a run of three road games in four weeks. The Wisconsin game is in West Lafayette, but they have to go to Iowa, Nebraska, and Northwestern.
Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: Realistically, there are losses to Ohio State and Notre Dame along with one of the other tough road games against Iowa, Northwestern or Nebraska. However, they get hot with wins in two of those last three games, they get by Wisconsin, and – of course – the beat Indiana in the regular season finale.
Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: It starts bad and gets worse. A loss to Oregon State leads to a loss at Notre Dame a few weeks later, and then they don’t beat both Illinois and Minnesota at home. With losses at Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State and a loss to Wisconsin, it’s a losing season that sinks even further with a loss to the Hoosiers.