Since the start of the 1997 season, the Purdue Boilermakers have been a constant during bowl season. Purdue has made a bowl appearance over 15 times in their history and have won over half of their games, including their first four bowl appearances. The recent success by Purdue has heightened expectations, and Boilermaker fans expect the team to earn a bowl berth every year and a disappointing season is when they do not play in a bowl game.
Purdue’s biggest bowl memory came in the 2001 Rose Bowl played in the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in front of over 94,000 fans against the Washington Huskies. Even though the Boilermakers lost, this game was their first to the Rose Bowl in over 30 years, and cemented the 2001 team as one of the best in Purdue’s history. Another memorable bowl moment for Purdue was their first bowl appearance which happened to be the Rose Bowl again. The Boilermakers defeated USC in the 1967 Rose Bowl.
Purdue Boilermakers fans are very loyal and love to travel to see their favorite team play. Whether it be the Motor City Bowl in Detroit, Michigan or the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California that sits over 90,000 fans, Purdue fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Purdue Boilermakers Bowl Game tickets.
Purdue Boilermakers Recent Bowl Game History
On New Year’s Day in 2013, Purdue squared off against Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Both teams were trying to finish their season on a high note after having sub-par seasons. Average ticket price was $59, a decrease over the $82 average price of the 2012 Heart of Dallas Bowl between Penn State and Houston.