Penn State Football: Revisiting Nittany Lions’ last trip to Purdue

Penn State Football will open the 2022 College Football season on the road, at the Purdue Boilermakers on Sept. 1, aiming to turn the tide of the program.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - OCTOBER 05: Penn State Nittany Lions Head Coach James Franklin shakes hands with his players after they scored a touchdown during the first quarter of the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 5, 2019, at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

There is a buzz for the start of a new college football season, and what way to start than with a conference game as Penn State Football will get things going at Purdue Boilermakers on Sep 1.

The Last time the Nittany Lions played at Purdue was in 2016, and the Nittany Lions laid the Smackdown with a 62-24 win that saw Penn State Football running back Saquon Barkley would put on a show, producing 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

The highlight of the game was the 81-yard touchdown from Barkley in the 4th quarter.


When James Franklin’s Penn State Nittany Lions take the field in the season opener, they’ll do so unranked for the first time since 2016 after being left off both the preseason coaches poll, and AP top-25, as well.
Penn State Football is just 11-11 over the past two seasons, and aiming to return to the form as a progam that saw the Lions reach New Year’s Six Bowls in three-out-of-four years from 2016 though 2019.
It all starts with setting a strong tone for the season, in Week 1 against Purdue.