Michigan and Purdue play in a Big Ten game on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 4 p.m. ET. Find all the information about game time, the TV channel and how to watch online for the Michigan at Purdue game below.
The game is currently airing on Fox Business Network, which can be found here.
The Wolverines (3-0) slipped one spot in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls to No. 8 despite beating Air Force, 29-13, last week. Purdue has been one of the surprises of college football with its 2-1 start. The Boilermakers hung tough with then-No. 14 Louisville before falling 35-28 in their opener. Purdue has since beaten Ohio and Missouri by a combined score of 79-24.
Michigan-Purdue game time, details
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind.
Weather: Sunny, high 88 degrees, 10 percent chance of rain.
The line: Michigan -10
What TV channel is showing Michigan-Purdue?
The Michigan-Purdue game will be televised on Fox.
How can I watch Michigan-Purdue online?
The Michigan-Purdue game can be watched online at FoxSportsGo.
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A month ago it looked like a trip to West Lafayette was the perfect way for Michigan to start its Big Ten schedule. Now the No. 8 Wolverines need to be on high alert as they take on one of the surprise teams in college football. Jeff Brohm has quickly turned Purdue into a conference storyline, and a win against the Wolverines would make people nationally take notice.
U-M has been headlined by its defense through the first three games. Michigan is allowing an average of 208 yard per game, fifth-best in the country while Purdue’s offensive output of 459.7 yards per game puts it in the top 50 of the country. It was 80th last season, averaging 391.1 yards per game. Purdue is averaging 286.7 yards per game passing, offering Michigan a 180-degree different challenge than it faced last week against Air Force and its flex-bone option offense. Quarterback David Blough has been benefitted from Brohm’s offense, especially in the first half of games when he’s connected on 30 of 34 passes for 402 yards, 3 touchdowns and has not thrown an interception.
The Wolverines have been successful getting to the quarterback, coming up with 13 sacks for minus-85 yards, as well as 13 quarterback hurries. They’ve got 3 interceptions and have scored 3 touchdowns defensively.
U-M’s offense is searching for a way to put the ball in the end zone. The Wolverines are averaging 402 yards per game but they have just five offensive touchdowns. The defense and special teams have combined for 4 touchdowns, while kicker Quinn Nordin has already attempted 13 field goals. To his credit, he’s made 11 of them, including three of 49 yards or longer. Nordin would rather be kicking extra points this week.
Freshman wide receiver Tarik Black is out this week and indefinitely beyond that after suffering a crack on the outside of a foot late against Air Force. The good news for Michigan is that quarterback Wilton Speight has several other options to go to in the passing game, be it wide receivers Grant Perry, Kekoa Crawford, Donovan Peoples-Jones, or a tight end group that has seen four different players catch at least 2 passes this season.
The trick for the offense is finding a rhythm, converting third downs and finishing drives in the red zone. While Purdue has scored 11 touchdowns and two field goals in 13 possessions inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, the Wolverines have just 1 touchdown and 8 field goals in 10 red-zone possessions.