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Purdue Boliermakers add TCU to 2018 football schedule

The Boilermakers fill void left by Ohio State and TCU cancelling second game of series.



The Jeff Brohm era is a few months from getting underway for real. However, the program added a big test for his third year on Thursday afternoon.

Just moments after Ohio State and TCU ended their two-year home-and-home agreement, Purdue and TCU announced a home-and-home series of their own. However, this isn’t your typical home-and-home series either.

Instead of this happening in back-to-back years, the Boilermakers will play hosts on Sept. 14, 2019 and travel to Fort Worth, Texas a whole decade later. The two teams are slated to play the second game on Sept. 8, 2029.

No, that is not a misprint, college football games are being scheduled as far in advance as 12 years now.

For Brohm, the chance to step up the level of competition his team is playing was a no-brainer and something he picked up from his old coach Howard Schnellenberger.

“Having played and coached under Howard Schnellenberger, I am a firm believer in playing the most competitive schedule you can on a yearly basis,” Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm said in a release by the school. “TCU has a great history and tradition, and certainly fits the criteria of an outstanding non-conference opponent. We look forward to the matchup.”

Purdue and TCU have only met twice before in their histories, battling in the 1969 and 1970 seasons. Purdue came away victorious in both of those previous matchups, winning a wild 42-35 affair in 1969 and blanking the Horned Frogs in 1970 by a score of 15-0.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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