WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — There's more on the line than the Old Oaken Bucket Saturday when Purdue's football team takes on Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Both teams are one win away from being bowl eligible. The winner plays on, while the loser looks to next season.
Purdue Athletic Department's Tom Schott said more than 8,000 tickets have been purchased in the last week. That pushes it to more than 50,000 tickets sold. Schott wants fans to fill the stadium to its 56,000 seat capacity.
He said Boiler football fans made this season a memorable one.
"We know we haven't given them a lot to cheer about the last four or five years, but they've come back and they've been great," said Schott. "The atmosphere has been awesome here at Ross-Ade. It's going to be a beautiful day tomorrow -- late November and 50 degrees. Couldn't ask for anything more than that."
Schott said no one is sure what bowl game the Boilers could end up in. He said they'll cross that bridge after a win on Saturday
You can still get tickets to the Old Oaken Bucket game. Click here for ticket information. The game starts at noon.
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- Take the Ross-Ade Stadium upgrade survey
- Crews make a few upgrades to Ross-Ade Stadium
- Purdue adds 130 dB train horn to Ross-Ade Stadium
- Renovations made to Ross-Ade visiting locker rooms
- Purdue to release survey for Ross-Ade Stadium renovation
- Bowl-bound Boilermakers take back Bucket by beating Indiana
- Boilermakers earn Bucket, bowl bid with 28-21 win at Indiana
- Purdue fans ready for 2017 bowl game
- Purdue's Ross Learnard named All-American again