Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Purdue: Game Time, Odds, Broadcast Map, Announcers


Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play a second straight Big Ten road game on Saturday, as the Purdue Boilermakers will welcome them to West Lafayette, Indiana. Both teams are coming off losses in their conference opener, as Minnesota was thoroughly dominated 27-0 by Northwestern and Purdue rallied in the second half before ultimately falling to Michigan State 24-21.

Kickoff is scheduled for around 2:30 p.m. Central time (3:30 local time in West Lafayette), and here is your complete guide for the game.

Point Spread: Minnesota (-3)
Over/Under: 45.5 (Vegas Insider.com)

Last Meeting: October 18, 2014-Minnesota 39, Purdue 38

Announcers: Dave Lamont (play-by-play), Ray Bentley (analyst)

Note: The move of the LSU-South Carolina game to Baton Rouge has bumped the Minnesota-Purdue game to ESPNU on Saturday.

Radio (Minnesota)-KFAN-100.3 FM (Gopher Radio Network)
Announcers: Mike Grimm (play-by-play), Darrell Thompson (analyst), Justin Gaard (sideline)

Radio (Purdue)- WAZY-96.5 FM

Based on their 3-2 record alone, it’s not too surprising that the Golden Gophers are favored over the 1-4 Boilermakers. Purdue should be confident after giving Michigan State a test, so that and home field will work in their favor. It’s hard to envision either team lighting up the scoreboard, so I think it’s safe to bet the under here if you’re so inclined.

The drop from ESPN to ESPNU will significantly narrow the television audience, and with two middling Big Ten teams playing it was an easy decision. But I can’t blame ESPN for making the change, with a chance to showcase LSU running back (and Heisman Trophy front-runner) Leonard Fournette.

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