For the Ohio University Bobcats, Friday night presents an opportunity far greater than starting their season 2-0. With a win against the Purdue Boilermakers on their resume, Ohio goes from MAC East competitor to MAC favorite. A B1G victory would be an excellent springboard to Frank Solich’s first conference crown.
Purdue, on the other hand, is looking to bounceback from last week’s season-opening loss to the Louisville Cardinals. It was a considerably closer game than experts predicted and Purdue gave the Cardinals all they wanted and did a remarkable job keeping Heisman Tropy winner Lamar Jackson in check, or at least as much as possible.
Ohio gets a national stage to bring MACtion to against a home favorite that is very beatable. It’s one of many opportunities this weekend for the conference to take advantage of a “name” opponent and a national audience. Ohio can start it off tonight.
The pertinent information for tonight’s game:
Kickoff time: 8:00PM
Television: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go app, pending cable provider
Weather: Mostly sunny, 65°
Line: Purdue -3.5