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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2021 college football season has arrived for Purdue, and its first game will come in front of a home crowd at Ross-Ade Stadium against Oregon State. 

This is just the second-ever matchup between the two programs, with the first coming on Oct. 21, 1967. Oregon State waltzed into West Lafayette and came away with a 22-14 win over Purdue. 

The Beavers, led by fourth-year coach Jonathan Smith, is a program looking to turn the corner after ending last season with a 2-5 record. Despite its record, Oregon State  should not be written off as an easy victory. The team had an impressive upset win over in-state rival Oregon at home. 

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Coach Jeff Brohm enters his fifth season at the helm for the Boilermakers and will look to get them started on the right foot after finishing with a 2-4 record a year ago. Purdue started the 2020 season with two victories, only to drop its final four. 

Both programs will take the field at 7 p.m. ET wanting to start their season with a win. As of Saturday morning, Purdue is predicted to have the edge and is a 7.5-point favorite, according to sports gambling website The over/under is 68.5 points.

For those who aren't attending the game, here's everything you know about how to watch alongside some key details on the game:

How to watch Purdue Boilermakers vs. Oregon State Beavers

  • Who: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Oregon State Beavers
  • When: 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Stream: Watch FuboTV
  • TV Announcers: Cory Provus (play-by-play) and Robert Smith (analyst) 
  • Radio: Radio on KEX (1190), KPOJ (620), Sirius 113, Sirius XM 198, Sirius XM App 960
  • Point spread: Purdue is a 7.5-point favorite, according to sports gambling website The over/under is 68.5.
  • Last season: Purdue 2-4; Oregon State 2-5
  • Last meeting: Oregon State beat Purdue 22-14 on Oct. 21, 1967 in West Lafayette, Indiana. 
  • Series history: Oregon State leads the all-time series 1-0, having the only victory between the two programs. 
  • Coaches: Jeff Brohm is entering his fifth season as the head coach at Purdue. He has a 19-25 overall record, and is 6-12 in the past two regular seasons. He previously spent three seasons as the head coach of Western Kentucky. Jonathan Smith is entering his fourth season at Oregon State and is 9-22 with the Beavers. This is his first head coaching position at the college level.
  • Weather: According to, there will be a 58% chance of showers with a temperature of 69 degrees at kickoff. 

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