Iowa finishes the home portion of its Big Ten season against Purdue at 3:40 p.m. ET/2:40 p.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Kinnick Stadium. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
The Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) are jostling for bowl positioning, while Purdue (4-6, 2-5 Big Ten) needs a victory to keep alive its bowl hopes. Iowa has beaten the Boilermarks four times in a row with each win coming by at least 14 points. Last year, the Hawkeyes won 49-35 at West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue leads the all-time series 46-38-3.
It’s senior day for the Hawkeyes, who wave goodbye to 18 seniors.
Iowa-Purdue game time, details
Iowa and Purdue play at 3:40 p.m. ET/2:40 p.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 18.
- Time: 3:40 p.m. ET/2:40 p.m. CT kickoff
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
- Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
- Weather: 40 degrees, partly cloudy with northwest winds of 25 m.p.h.
- The line: Iowa -8.5
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Purdue?
BTN televises the 88th meeting between the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers. Kevin Kugler calls play-by-play, Matt Millen provides analysis and Lisa Byington patrols the sidelines.
How can I watch Iowa-Purdue online?
BTN.com and the BTN2GO app provide live streaming of the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Purdue on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 135/XM channel 196. For Iowa action, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Ed Podolak as the color analyst and Rob Brooks as the sideline reporter. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
For Purdue radio coverage, Tim Newton, Pete Quinn and Kelly Kitchel call the action. Purdue’s flagship station is 96.5 FM (WAZY-Lafayette). Click here for other Purdue affiliates.
The TuneIn app also provides radio coverage.
Purdue has spent much of the last decade on the back end of the Big Ten standings. The Boilermakers usually have some talented pieces but often struggle to put together consistent efforts on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
This year, Purdue hired offensive guru Jeff Brohm as head coach, and while the Boilermakers’ offense has improved, their defense has made incredible strides. Last year, Purdue gave up more than 38 points a game. This year, it’s around 19. It allowed 35 rushing touchdowns last year. This year only 9. The yards per carry allowed is down from 5.25 to 3.7. Purdue’s last three opponents have failed to crack 100 rushing yards.
“To me the real story is their defensive improvement because they haven’t been good enough on defense to win consistently and they’re playing really at a high level right now,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “But [the] most important stat is points given up, and they’re not giving up a lot, so they’re doing really well there. Their rush defense is much, much better, much improved. And I think the biggest thing is their whole team is multiple. You look at them offensively, defensively and special teams wise, you have to prepare for a lot of things. They’re very diverse. You’re not sure what you’re going to get your week, but they’re very, very diverse that way.”
Statistically, Purdue actually has better defensive numbers than Iowa. The Boilermakers give up just 139.4 rushing yards per game, compared to 157.3 for Iowa. The teams are nearly identical in total defense and scoring defense.
But Purdue has struggled offensively while losing four of its last five games. Only twice has the Boilermakers scored more than 13 points. Quarterback David Blough suffered a season-ending injury, while has forced Elijah Sindelar into the spotlight.
Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson leads the nation in interceptions (7) and passes defended (23). Linebacker Josey Jewell leads the Big Ten with 104 tackles. Quarterback Nate Stanley struggled last week against Wisconsin, but has passed for 1,970 yards, 22 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions this year. Running back Akrum Wadley has 784 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns.
How can I buy Iowa-Purdue tickets?
Click here for information from TicketCity.com. Or visit street vendors outside Kinnick Stadium at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Hawkins Drive.
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