Purdue at Notre Dame Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/10/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame
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On Saturday night, the Purdue Boilermakers will hope that they can break down one of the better defenses in the country when they face the #11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Fighting Irish beat the Boilermakers 31-24 last year on the road.
Purdue may have been the favorites in their game against Central Michigan last Saturday, but Central Michigan looked like the better team from beginning to end and beat them 38-17. The Boilermakers rushed for just 122 yards in the loss and turned the ball over three times. They have given up 36 points per game through two games, which ranks them 110th in the country.
Purdue's top contributor this season has been running back Raheem Mostert, who has 199 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries. Quarterback Danny Etling has completed just 51.4 percent of his passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Notre Dame became the first team since 1984 to shut out Michigan by beating them 31-0 last Saturday. The Fighting Irish's offense may not have been as solid as it was in their first game, but their defense more than made up for it by forcing four Michigan turnovers.
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has put himself in the Heisman talk by throwing for 521 yards with five touchdowns, while also rushing for three more scores. Sophomore wide receiver William Fuller has 13 catches this season for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 1-1 straight up
Purdue Boilermakers are 0.5 against the spread
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-0 straight up
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1 against the spread
Injuries to Watch
09/10/14 S Austin Logan Concussion questionable Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/08/14 DB Taylor Richards Academics is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/01/14 LB Jimmy Herman Thumb out indefinitely
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
09/07/14 LB Jarrett Grace Leg out indefinitely
09/07/14 WR Torii Hunter Jr. Groin questionable Saturday vs. Purdue
08/30/14 DB Austin Collinsworth Knee out indefinitely
08/29/14 S Eilar Hardy Academics out indefinitely
08/19/14 LB Ishaq Williams Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 WR DaVaris Daniels Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 DB KeiVarae Russell Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 LB Kendall Moore Academics out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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