Missouri football travels to West Lafayette, Ind., for a key Week 3 game against Purdue (0-2).
On paper, it’s a game that the Tigers (2-0) should dominate, However, it comes on the road against a Boilermakers team with its back against the wall after two gut-punch losses to start the year.
It may not seem like it, but this is a legacy type game for this team, for Drew Lock and for Barry Odom. Win — and win big — and suddenly the goals for this 2018 team get even more lofty.
Lose, and you’re looking down the barrel of a three-game stretch against Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.
But let’s not jump that far ahead just yet. Here’s what fans need to know about Missouri’s Saturday game against Purdue.
Missouri football vs. Purdue: Game time, TV channel
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018
Location: Ross Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind.
TV channel: Big Ten Network
What channel is the Big Ten Network?
Fans can find the exact channel for the Big Ten Network on your local cable/satellite provider right here.
For customers in Missouri, here are the channels for some of the major providers:
Comcast XFINITY: 255
How can I watch the Missouri-Purdue game online?
With a valid cable or satellite subscription, fans can watch the Missouri-Purdue game online at BTN2Go.com.
Missouri football vs. Purdue betting odds
According to VegasInsider.com, the line is Missouri -7. However, the most common lines are Missouri -6 1/2, and as of Friday night, Missouri 5 1/2.
Missouri football vs. Purdue preview, predictions
Josh Matejka: It’s the first road game of the year, so I’d expect Mizzou to struggle in the early going. But I’d bet a characteristic Lock to Hall 60-yard-plus bomb gets the offense in gear in the second quarter. Mizzou 38, Purdue 24
Chris Bohkay: Mizzou 31 - Purdue 20. I think Crockett goes off for a long run in the 4th quarter that breaks Purdue’s will to live and Mizzou hangs on to win a closer game than expected. Mizzou fans everywhere get to tell Matt Painter what for, and the Tigers get to SEC chant all over West Lafayette and show the B1G they made a BIG mistake taking stupid Nebraska over us those many years ago.
Connor Snelson: Mizzou 42, Purdue 21. I think the Tigers offense is finding itself and Dooley is loving all the options he has with Lock and Hall leading the way. I expect a big game from both of them, Lock will have 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing, while Hall will have a receiving touchdown and over 100 yards. As far as a play of the game, I’m going to go with the defense. I think Cam Hilton makes his presence felt with either an interception or forced fumble that goes for 6 or sets up the offense for some easy points.