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Notre Dame at Purdue to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS in Week 3

IMG_7504by:Jack Soble05/14/24


As early-season start times roll out this week, Notre Dame knows when two of its first three games will kick off.

Earlier Tuesday morning, the teams and networks involved announced that the Irish’s trip to Texas A&M will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast on ABC. And Tuesday afternoon, Notre Dame announced that its trip to Purdue will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast on CBS.

It will be Notre Dame’s first game against Purdue since Sept. 18, 2021, when the Irish beat the Boilermakers 27-13 in South Bend. Their last trip to West Lafayette, Ind. came in 2013, when the Irish won 31-24 (although the win was later vacated).

Notre Dame has faced Purdue 87 times, beginning in 1896. The Boilermakers are the third-most prevalent opponent in Fighting Irish football history, behind only Navy (96 meetings) and USC (94). The Irish lead the all-time series 59-26-2 and have won the last eight matchups.

The last time Notre Dame played on CBS, the Irish lost 23-17 to Georgia on Sept. 21, 2019, although the Irish are 34-16 all-time on the network. 2024 is CBS’ first year with rights to Big Ten Football, ending 27 years as the marquee home of the Southeastern Conference. As it did with the SEC, CBS will make the 3:30 p.m. Saturday window the marquee time slot for its biggest game of the week.

CBS will also, as it announced along with Notre Dame and Purdue’s kickoff time, televise the Big Ten Championship. Fox previously had the rights to that game.

The 2023 season did not go as planned for Purdue under first-year head coach Ryan Walters. Former head coach Jeff Brohm went 17-9 in his final two seasons in West Lafayette, but the Boilermakers went 4-8 in their first season after Brohm left for Louisville, his hometown and alma mater.

To make matters worse, Purdue lost arguably its two best players to the transfer portal and certainly two of the top players available this offseason. Edge rusher Nic Scourton, the Big Ten’s sack leader with 10, transferred to Texas A&M. Wide receiver Deion Burks, who led all Boilermaker pass-catchers by a wide margin with 47 receptions, 629 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, left for Oklahoma.

Purdue returns starting quarterback Hudson Card, who transferred to the Boilermakers after spending three seasons as primarily a backup at Texas. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention, throwing for 2,387 yards on 365 attempts (6.5 yards per attempt) and tossing 15 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

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