The Old Oaken Bucket game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers will be played in Bloomington in 2022.
Purdue (7-4, 5-3) enters the matchup with a chance to win the Big Ten West and play for the conference championship in Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 3. The formula: Nebraska must beat Iowa on Friday and the Boilermakers must beat the Hoosiers. The Boilers are coming off a slog of a 17-9 victory over Northwestern.
IU (4-7, 2-6) broke a 7-game losing streak last weekend with a 39-31 double overtime win over Michigan State. Coach Tom Allen’s team had virtually no passing game (despite the second overtime), but produced big rushing and return plays to beat the Spartans.
The Boilermakers hold the bucket after their 44-7 win over IU last season.
Purdue football vs. Indiana time, TV, radio
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 27, 2022, at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: 96.5 FM in Lafayette, 105.1 FM in Bloomington, 93.1 FM and 1260 AM in Indianapolis, as well as here and here.
Who is favored in the Old Oaken Bucket game?
Purdue is favored by 10 points, according to Draft Kings.
What could better represent Indiana in the 1920s than a bucket from a well? That’s what alumni from IU and Purdue decided when creating this traveling trophy. A suitable bucket (actually, it was in great disrepair and needed to be refurbished) was found on a farm between the southern Indiana towns of Kent and Hanover.
A chain with links of “I” for IU and “P” for Purdue are added each year, signifying the game’s winner.
Indiana is last in the Big Ten in key areas
In conference games, the defense allows 35.0 points, 466.8 yards, and 25.3 first downs per game. The offense struggles at 86 rushing yards per game, 264 passing yards, and 23:47 time of possession. The Hoosiers are first in kickoff returns (28.1 yards) and opponent penalties (65 yards per game).
Purdue is last in kickoff returns (14.8 yards), second in opponent penalties (61.3 yards per game).
Indiana football key players
Dexter Williams (179 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions; 1 rushing TD); Shaun Shivers (534 rushing yards, 6 TDs); Emery Simmons (344 receiving yards, 1 TD); Jaylin Lucas (814 total yards, 560 on kickoff returns); Aaron Casey (86 tackles, 10.5 for loss).
Purdue football key players
Aidan O’Connell (63.8% completions, 2,834 yards, 20 TDs, 11 INTs); Charlie Jones (93 catches, 1,056 yards, 11 TDs); Payne Durham (50 catches, 511 yards, 7 TDs); Devin Mockobee (750 rushing yards, 7 TDs); Sanoussi Kane (56 tackles); Kydran Jenkins (7.5 tackles for loss); Jack Sullivan (5 sacks).