Big Ten releases Indiana, Purdue football schedules


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium on November 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers defeated the Boilermakers 34-31. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Big Ten released the 2021 football schedule on Friday afternoon.

Indiana will kickoff the season with a conference game on the road at Iowa on Sept. 4. The Hoosiers open the home portion of their schedule with a non-conference game against Idaho on Sept. 11.

The two highlights of Indiana’s schedule are home games with Cincinnati on Sept. 18 and Ohio State on Oct. 23. The Bearcats finished 8th in the final AP poll after a trip to the Peach Bowl while the Buckeyes just edged out the Hoosiers for the Big Ten East title last season.

Purdue opens the season at home against Oregon State on Sept. 4. The Boilermakers travel to UConn the next week before renewing their rivalry with Notre Dame on Sept. 18 in South Bend.

The Boilers and Fighting Irish have met 86 times, but have not played for the Shillelagh Trophy since 2014 when Notre Dame won 30-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

ESPN and The Athletic are reporting the Boilermakers’ Nov. 20 game at Northwestern will be played at Wrigley Field, but neither school has confirmed the location.

Here are both teams’ full schedules:


  • Sept. 4 at Iowa
  • Sept. 11 vs. Idaho
  • Sept. 18 vs. Cincinnati
  • Sept. 25 at Western Kentucky
  • Oct. 2 at Penn State
  • Oct. 16 vs. Michigan State
  • Oct. 23 vs. Ohio State
  • Oct. 30 at Maryland
  • Nov. 6 at Michigan
  • Nov. 13 vs. Rutgers
  • Nov. 20 vs. Minnesota
  • Nov. 27 at Purdue (Old Oaken Bucket Game)


  • Sept. 4 vs. Oregon State
  • Sept. 11 at Connecticut
  • Sept. 18 at Notre Dame
  • Sept. 25 vs. Illinois
  • Oct. 2 vs. Minnesota
  • Oct. 16 at Iowa
  • Oct. 23 vs. Wisconsin
  • Oct. 30 at Nebraska
  • Nov. 6 vs. Michigan State
  • Nov. 13 at Ohio State
  • Nov. 20 at Northwestern
  • Nov. 27 vs. Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket Game)

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