Purdue has announced a scheduling change to its 2019 season-opening game against Nevada.
Tuesday, the Boilermakers announced that the Week 1 matchup against Nevada will move to Friday, Aug. 30. The game had previously been scheduled to be played on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Reno.Kickoff time and television broadcast information is yet to be announced.
Purdue and Nevada have met just once on the field, in 2016 at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Boilers won that game 24-14.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) March 12, 2019
With the scheduling change, Purdue is now one of four B1G teams that will open the 2019 season on Friday night. Michigan State, Rutgers and Wisconsin will also be in action on Aug. 30. Minnesota will start the year on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The trip to Nevada marks the only non-conference road game for the Boilermakers next fall. They will host Vanderbilt and TCU before stepping into B1G play.
Last year, Purdue finished the season 6-7, including a loss to Auburn in the Music City Bowl. Nevada went 8-5 last season and defeated Arkansas State in the Arizona Bowl.