Purdue at Nebraska Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/28/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln
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On Saturday afternoon, the Purdue Boilermakers (3-5) will be going up against the very good rushing attack of the #17 Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-1). Last year, Nebraska had a dominant 44-7 road win over the Boilermakers.
Two weeks ago, Purdue lost their second consecutive game when they were beaten 39-38 by Minnesota on the road. They did have 451 yards of offense in that game, but they also lost the turnover battle 2-1.
The Boilermakers have one of the worst passing games in the country right now after averaging just 181.9 passing yards per game through their first eight games. Running back Akeem Hunt has 640 yards with five touchdowns and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry on the season. Junior wide receiver Danny Anthrop has made 34 receptions for 526 yards with four touchdowns.
Nebraska was impressive on both sides of the ball against Rutgers last Saturday and pulled off a 42-24 home win. They rushed for 292 yards in that win and they were 8-for-13 on their third down chances.
The Cornhuskers have been able to rush for 293.4 yards per game and they are scoring 41.1 points per game. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has thrown for 1,709 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Ameer Abdullah has been one of the best running backs in the country by rushing for 1,249 yards with 17 touchdowns.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 6-2-0 Against the Spread
Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-2-0 Against the Spread
Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/27/14 DB Frankie Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/27/14 S Evan Feichter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/26/14 DT Ra'Zahn Howard Back "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/26/14 DB Robert Gregory Finger "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/16/14 WR B.J. Knauf Concussion expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/09/14 LB Sean Robinson Knee out indefinitely
09/29/14 LB Joe Gilliam Knee out for season
10/26/14 OL Givens Price Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/03/14 WR Glenn Irons Knee out for season
09/21/14 WR Sam Burtch Knee out for season
09/19/14 K Mauro Bondi Collarbone out indefinitely
09/10/14 WR Jamal Turner Leg out for season
09/01/14 OL Corey Whitaker ACL out for season
08/28/14 LB Michael Rose-Ivey Knee out for season
08/23/14 RB Adam Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
08/08/14 DB Charles Jackson Knee out for season
08/08/14 DB LeRoy Alexander Suspension out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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