Wake Forest and Purdue announced today that the schools have agreed to a home-and-home series. Purdue will host Wake Forest on September 12, 2026, while Wake Forest will host Purdue on either September 2nd or 4th of 2027. These games will meet the requirement of having to play at least one Power 5 opponent out of conference each season. Wake Forest also has out-of-conference series set up with Indiana,Ole Miss and North Carolina.
#Purdue announces home-and-home football series with Wake Forest. Hosts on Sept. 12, 2026 and travels there Sept. 2/4, 2027.— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) February 2, 2015
My man Jake probably said it best with this tweet:
Excited to drive my hover car to Purdue for the 2026/2027 series just announced.— Jake (@BloggerSoDear) February 2, 2015
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wake announces home and home with Purdue in 2026/2027, and the University of the Moon in 2028/2029.</p>— Ya Boy Stan Cotten (@NotStanCotten) <a href="https://twitter.com/NotStanCotten/status/562285096737067009">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I could go into some detail about how Purdue was 81st in F/+ ratings this past season, but many of the players who will be playing in this series are currently in 1st or 2nd grade. Drew Brees' son may be their starting quarterback at that point, so if he is we could be in trouble.
What are your thoughts on this series? What will technology look like in 2026? What will football look like in 2026? Which teleportation service will Wake take to get to West Lafayette?