September 6, 2015
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Purdue Boilermakers matchup against the Marshall Thundering Herd on Sunday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Purdue is coming off a 3-9 year while Marshall finished last season with a 13-1 record. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 64. The Boilermakers had a 6-5 ATS record last season, meaning they covered the spread 55% of the time. Their over/under record was 6-6. The Thundering Herd finished with an ATS record of 9-5, covering the spread 64% of the time. Their over/under record finished at 8-6.
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Purdue averaged 23.8 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 19.4 passes per game on 36.2 attempts for a 53.7 percent completion percentage. They averaged 187.4 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Boilermakers carried the ball for an average of 157.2 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. This led to 1.4 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 69.7 plays per contest last season and averaged 4.9 yards per play for a total of 344.6 yards per game. The Boilermakers averaged 17.3 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 2 times per game. They averaged 41.9 penalty yards on 4.9 penalties.
Purdue gave up 31.7 points per contest and 221.9 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 18.3 completed passes on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8.The Boilermakers allowed 194.1 rushing yards to their opponents on 42.3 carries for a 4.6 average. They allowed 2.3 touchdowns on the ground as well.Purdue allowed 416 total yards per game last season including 5.6 per play. They forced 1.6 turnovers and 4.3 penalties for 37.4 yards.
Marshall averaged 45.6 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 19.9 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage. They averaged 287.3 yards and 2.9 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Thundering Herd carried the ball for an average of 271.9 yards per game on 39.9 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry. This led to 2.9 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 73.7 plays per contest last season and averaged 7.6 yards per play for a total of 559.2 yards per game. The Thundering Herd averaged 26.1 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 1.7 times per game. They averaged 80.3 penalty yards on 8.5 penalties.
Marshall gave up 21 points per contest and 196.9 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 18.1 completed passes on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5.The Thundering Herd allowed 160.2 rushing yards to their opponents on 42.1 carries for a 3.8 average. They allowed 1.1 touchdowns on the ground as well.Marshall allowed 357.1 total yards per game last season including 4.7 per play. They forced 1.6 turnovers and 6.1 penalties for 58.5 yards.
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue was 6-6 against the over/under last season
Purdue had an ATS record of 6-5 last season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall was 8-6 against the over/under last season
Marshall had an ATS record of 9-5 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/15 LB Ja'Whan Bentley Back "?" Sunday vs. Marshall
08/28/15 LB Jimmy Herman Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Marshall
08/28/15 LB Danny Ezechukwu Knee "?" Sunday vs. Marshall
08/14/15 WR Danny Anthrop Knee probable Sunday vs. Marshall
08/13/15 LB Galen Robinson Suspension expected to miss 2 games
No injuries to report at this time
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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