Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Purdue Headed To Orlando

It was announced yesterday that Purdue will play in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida on December 29th. The game will be played in the Citrus Bowl, the same venue where Purdue lost to Georgia 34-27 in the 2004 Capital One Bowl.
Purdue will face a yet-to-be-determined team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The four most likely opponents are Wake Forest, Boston College, Maryland and Virginia Tech. All 4 teams stand at 5-2 in the ACC.

"Purdue has a chance to be a nine-win team and boasts one of the most exciting offenses in all of college football," Florida Citrus Sports executive director Steve Hogan said in a release. "The Boilermakers have one of the more passionate fan bases and will follow their team to Orlando to see what should be a top bowl match up against a very good ACC opponent."

Kickoff for the Champs Sports Bowl is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, and the game will be televised by ESPN.