Simply trying to avoid last-place isn’t much of a goal to shoot for, but for the Purdue Boilermakers, that’s the hopeful endgame in the 2015-16 campaign after finishing in the cellar of the Big Ten Conference in each of the past two seasons.
If Las Vegas odds are any indication of things to come, a third consecutive last-place finish is in play. Purdue shares the worst odds with Rutgers for odds to be crowned the Big Ten Conference champions, meaning that pundits are expecting them to be anchored somewhere at the bottom of the standings once again.
Expectations for Darrell Hazell’s third season as head coach certainly aren’t sky-high, but one would have to assume things have to get better quickly for a program rich with football tradition and history. It’s an important season for the club, as they seek to finally start trending upwards again. Below is a look into their schedule and the most expensive Purdue tickets on the secondary market according to TiqIQ.com for the upcoming season.
10/17/2015 | Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers | Camp Randall Stadium | Average Price: $120.63 | Get-in Price: $54
10/3/2015 | Michigan State Spartans vs. Purdue Boilermakers | Spartan Stadium | Average Price: $100.45 | Get-in Price: $35
10/31/2015 | Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ross-Ade Stadium | Average Price: $62.69 | Get-in Price: $22
The most expensive Purdue tickets for the season are against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers were whacked in the Big Ten Championship last season against Ohio State and their ex-head coach Gary Andersen surprisingly jumped ship to the Buckeyes. It’s a great atmosphere for a road game for Purdue fans, who can find hotels in Madison starting from $67 on Hipmunk.com.
Michigan State is the second-most expensive game, which should come as no surprise, as they are the favorites to dethrone Ohio State within the division. The Spartans are gearing up for a run at a spot in the College Football Playoff and will count as another difficult road test for the Boilermakers.
Lastly, the most expensive Purdue home game is against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are one of the most consistent programs in college football. The Cornhuskers have a new head coach and it will be interesting to see them operate under a different voice. Flights to Indianapolis can be booked through Hipmunk as well for those looking to visit campus for a home game.