WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue and TCU have announced a home-and-home series in football.
The Boilermakers will host the Horned Frogs at Ross-Ade Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019, and travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 8, 2029.
“Having played and coached under Howard Schnellenberger, I am a firm believer in playing the most competitive schedule you can on a yearly basis,” Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm said. “TCU has a great history and tradition, and certainly fits the criteria of an outstanding non-conference opponent. We look forward to the matchup.”
In 17 seasons under current head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has a 149-54 overall record and appeared in 15 bowl games, including the 2009 Fiesta Bowl and 2010 Rose Bowl.
Amon G. Carter Stadium, which opened in 1930, has an official capacity of 45,000 and features a natural grass playing surface.
Purdue and TCU have met twice previously on the gridiron, opening the 1969 and 1970 seasons against each other. Behind 286 yards passing and four touchdown throws from 1969 unanimous All-American quarterback Mike Phipps, the 18th-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Horned Frogs 42-35 in Fort Worth in the inaugural meeting. In 1970, Purdue emerged with a 15-0 victory at Ross-Ade in Bob DeMoss’ first game as the Boilermakers’ head coach. Running backs Otis Armstrong (22-100) and Scott Clayton (19-86) teamed up for 186 of Purdue’s 217 rushing yards in the latest meeting. Clayton scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.