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How to watch Northwestern-Purdue: TV channel, radio, live streaming, start time, betting lines

It all starts here.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Here. We. Go. It’s been a long offseason, people. But football is finally here, and it all starts in West Lafayette for Northwestern. Everyone’s 0-0, every team has hope (except you, Illinois), and nothing has gone wrong yet.

It’s still August, but the Big Ten is already set to get going, with an incredibly important divisional matchup between Northwestern and Purdue. A new season means a new opportunity for Northwestern in the Big Ten West, though that’ll be a tough ask with a schedule as difficult as this one. But, with a primetime season-opener on ESPN to truly kick off the 2018 college football season, NU has a massive opportunity in front of it. There are plenty of questions, one of which is whether its quarterback of four years will even play, but every team has questions, and now’s the time of year where we start getting answers.

Will this season be a special one? Thursday night will go a long way toward determining that. With that in mind, let do this thing...

Preview links

- Three key matchups to keep an eye on Thursday

- Travis Miller of Purdue SB Nation site Hammer and Rails stopped by to help us get a feel for the Boilermakers

- Why Northwestern will beat Purdue...And why Northwestern won’t beat Purdue

- We hit the film to look into Purdue’s murky quarterback situation, and the different challenges Purdue’s two quarterbacks pose.

- Our own Davis Rich profiled Northwestern linebacker Nate Hall, and his road back to the field after tearing his ACL near the end of last season.

- Here’s another profile, this one about Clayton Thorson, his road back to the field and what his final season means.

- Here’s the two-deep depth chart for the week.

Broadcast Information

Game Time: 7 p.m. CT


Radio: WGN Radio AM-720

Online: WatchESPN

Mobile: WatchESPN app

Betting Line: Northwestern +1, over/under 53