Saturday, November 7, 2015
Ross Ade Stadium
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The Illinois Fighting Illini face the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at Ross Ade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.
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Illinois was led in passing last game by Wes Lunt, who finished with 129 yards through the air. He went 16 for 36 on the game, good for a 44% completion percentage. Ke'Shawn Vaughn was the rushing leader for the Fighting Illini last game. He carried the ball 15 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 38 yards. Dionte Taylor led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 45 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Illinois had 167 total yards on 70 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 12 first downs on the game. The Fighting Illini rushed for 37 yards by way of 27 carries.
Purdue was led in passing last game by David Blough, who finished with 274 yards through the air. He went 28 for 43 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. Markell Jones was the rushing leader for the Boilermakers last game. He carried the ball 23 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 92 yards. DeAngelo Yancey led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 111 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. Purdue had 457 total yards on 80 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Boilermakers rushed for 183 yards by way of 37 carries.
Illinois is averaging a total of 23 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 43 passes per game and completing 23.4 of them for a 54.4 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 243.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Illini carry the ball for an average of 114.6 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season. They are also running 75 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 358 yards per contest. The Fighting Illini manage 19.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 53.1 penalty yards on 6 penalties.
Illinois gives up an average of 205.3 passing yards and 22.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.8 completions per game on 33.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 56. The Fighting Illini allow 146.5 rushing yards per game on 38.1 carries for a 3.8 average per play. Illinois gives up 351.8 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties per game that total 52.6 yards as a unit.
Purdue is accumulating 27.1 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 38.5 passes per game and complete 21.5 of them for a 55.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 222.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Boilermakers carry the ball for an average of 140.9 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. They also run 74.1 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 363.6 yards in each contest. The Boilermakers are gaining 18.9 first downs per contest and they average 51.4 penalty yards on 5.4 penalties per game.
Purdue gives up 251.6 passing yards per outing and 34.4 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 22.9 completions on 35.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.9. The Boilermakers allow 184 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 4.6 average per rush. Purdue gives up 435.6 total yards per game including an average of 5.8 per play. They create an average of 2 turnovers per game and 7.9 penalties for 64.5 yards each game.
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 DL Brandon Roberts Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/01/15 TE Caleb Reams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/01/15 DL Jamal Milan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/01/15 RB Josh Ferguson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/01/15 LB Sean Adesanya Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/09/15 DB Patrick Nelson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/15 TE Tyler White ACL out indefinitely
09/15/15 OL Zach Heath Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/15/15 TE Tim Clary Hand out indefinitely
08/26/15 DL Teko Powell Foot out for season
08/24/15 RB Dre Brown Knee out for season
08/24/15 WR Justin Hardee Foot out indefinitely
08/24/15 WR Mike Dudek Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 RB Reggie Corbin Shoulder out for season
11/01/15 DE Chazmyn Turner Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/01/15 RB D.J. Knox Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/01/15 LB Jimmy Herman Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/01/15 LB Wyatt Cook Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/13/15 WR Trae Hart Collarbone out indefinitely
10/12/15 LB Ja'Whan Bentley ACL out for season
09/28/15 DL Michael Rouse III Knee out indefinitely
09/23/15 LB Markus Bailey ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue
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