Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ross Ade Stadium
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Ross Ade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 13 point favorites. This season the Hawkeyes are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
C.J. Beathard finished with 142 yards through the air for Iowa last week. He completed 17 passes out of 31 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 107 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Riley McCarron was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 321 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 179 yards on 41 attempts.
David Blough finished with 220 yards passing for Purdue last week. He went 22 for 35, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led on the ground by Brian Lankford-Johnson, who finished with 127 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Domonique Young led the team in receiving with 59 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Purdue had 25 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 459 yards for the contest. The Boilermakers ran for 231 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Iowa scores 27.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 74th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 26 attempts for a 60.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 189 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 101st in college football. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 149.2 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 94th in the nation. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 338.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 116th overall this season. The Hawkeyes average 17.5 first downs per game which ranks them 116th in the country. They accumulate 40.8 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, which ranks 113th in the nation.
Iowa allows 179.2 passing yards per game, ranking 21st in D-1, and they allow 16.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 14.7 completions on 28.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.8. The Hawkeyes allow 169.3 rushing yards per game on 41.5 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 72nd in the country. Iowa allows 348.5 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 37.2 yards per game, ranking them 5th among D-1 teams.
Purdue averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 88th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.8 passes per game on 44.4 attempts for a 55.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 275 yards through the air per game, ranking them 34th in Division 1. The Boilermakers run for an average of 154.2 yards per game on 35.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 79.6 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 429.2 yards per game, ranking them 54th in the country on offense. The Boilermakers get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 41 penalty yards per game via 4.2 penalties, ranking them 112th in college football.
Purdue allows an average of 187.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 90th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 28.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.9 per game. The Boilermakers allow 244.2 rushing yards per contest on 43.6 carries for a 5.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 118th in the country. Purdue allows 431.6 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 90th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 62.2 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 WR Adrian Falconer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
10/09/16 LB Ja'Whan Bentley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/09/16 RB Markell Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/08/16 OL Martesse Patterson Legal problems out indefinitely
10/06/16 G Jordan Roos Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Illinois
08/29/16 RB D.J. Knox ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa
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