Saturday, October 10, 2015
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers face the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
Mitch Leidner finished his last game with 72 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 10 passes out of 21 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led in rushing by Shannon Brooks, who finished with 33 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. KJ Maye led the team in receiving. He had a total of 39 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Minnesota had 173 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 5 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 11 first downs on the game. The Golden Gophers rushed for 74 yards by way of 33 carries.
David Blough finished his last game with 136 yards through the air for Purdue. He completed 15 passes out of 31 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led in rushing by Markell Jones, who finished with 157 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. DeAngelo Yancey led the team in receiving. He had a total of 68 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. Purdue had 301 total yards on 63 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 7 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Boilermakers rushed for 165 yards by way of 32 carries.
Minnesota is scoring 15.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19.2 passes on 34 attempts for a 56.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 195.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Gophers are averaging 141.2 rushing yards per game on 38.6 attempts per contest for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. They are also running 72.6 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 336.6 yards per contest. The Golden Gophers manage 17.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 49.2 penalty yards on 5.8 penalties.
Minnesota allows 154.6 passing yards per game and 20.2 points per contest on defense. They give up 16.6 completions on 29.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.1. The Golden Gophers allow an average of 157.8 rushing yards per game on 41 carries for a 3.8 average. Minnesota allows 312.4 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 59.2 yards per game.
Purdue averages 28.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 21.6 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 56.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 233 yards through the air per game thus far. The Boilermakers rush for an average of 164.2 yards per contest on 38.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry for the season. They also run 76.2 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 397.2 yards in each contest. The Boilermakers are gaining 20.4 first downs per contest and they average 57.2 penalty yards on 6 penalties per game.
Purdue allows an average of 240.4 passing yards and 33 points per contest. They give up 22.6 completions on 35.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8 per game. The Boilermakers allow an average of 194.6 rushing yards per game on 41.2 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Purdue allows 435 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 8.6 penalties for 71.2 yards in each contest.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 1-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/05/15 DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Purdue
10/05/15 DB Craig James Leg out indefinitely
10/05/15 DB Jalen Myrick Leg injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Purdue
10/04/15 DB Antonio Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/04/15 DB Damarius Travis Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/04/15 DL Robert Ndondo-Lay Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/03/15 DT Gary Moore Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/25/15 OL Nick Connelly Concussion out indefinitely
09/13/15 OL Jon Christenson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/10/15 TE Duke Anyanwu Knee out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Lincoln Plsek Back out indefinitely
10/04/15 DB David Rose Suspension out indefinitely
10/04/15 WR Domonique Young Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/04/15 DB Evyn Cooper Suspension out indefinitely
10/04/15 LB Jimmy Herman Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
09/28/15 DL Michael Rouse III Knee out indefinitely
09/23/15 LB Markus Bailey ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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