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Marshall-Purdue opener moves to Sunday for TV

Marshall Sports Information

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall-Purdue football game, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. ET by the Conference USA office for national television. Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

Purdue’s trip to Joan C. Edwards Stadium will mark the first time the program has hosted a Big Ten foe. Marshall plays four of its first six games at home.

The Thundering Herd is coming off a 13-1 season, with a first Conference USA championship, final Top 25 rankings and a Boca Raton Bowl victory over Group of Five power Northern Illinois.

The 2015 Marshall football schedule (tentative; TV, times TBA):

Sept. 6 PURDUE (3 p.m. ET)

Sept. 12 at Ohio

Sept. 19 NORFOLK STATE

Sept. 26 at Kent State

Oct. 3 OLD DOMINION

Oct. 10 SOUTHERN MISS

Oct. 17 at Florida Atlantic

Oct. 24 NORTH TEXAS

Oct. 31 at Charlotte

Nov. 7 at Middle Tennessee

Nov. 14 FIU

Nov. 21 Open date

Nov. 28 at Western Kentucky