North Carolina, Purdue schedule football series for 2027, 2031

By Kevin Kelley -

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Purdue Boilermakers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2027 and 2031, has learned.

A copy of the football game contract was obtained from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via a state public records request.

In the first game of the series, North Carolina will travel to take on Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2027. The series will conclude four seasons later with the Tar Heels hosting the Boilermakers at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2031.

The 2027 contest between North Carolina and Purdue will mark their first-ever meeting on the gridiron, unless the two schools meet in a post-season bowl game within the next seven seasons.

With the addition of Purdue, North Carolina has completed their non-conference football schedule for the 2027 season. Other games for the Tar Heels that season include home tilts against UCF (date TBA; previously scheduled for Sept. 11) and North Alabama (Sept. 25) and a road game at UConn (Sept. 18) on the road.

Purdue joins a Sept. 6 home game against Liberty on North Carolina’s 2031 non-conference slate.

North Carolina is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for Purdue in 2027. The Boilermakers are also slated to play at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 and host Miami (Ohio) on Sept 18.

The Tar Heels are the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Purdue’s 2031 football schedule.

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