Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ross Ade Stadium
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The Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Ross Ade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Nittany Lions are 3-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Trace McSorley finished with 154 yards through the air for Penn State last week. He completed 8 passes out of 23 attempts for a 35% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 99 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Mike Gesicki was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Penn State got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 276 yards for the game. The Nittany Lions ran for 122 yards on 37 attempts.
David Blough finished with 309 yards passing for Purdue last week. He went 25 for 43, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led on the ground by Markell Jones, who finished with 36 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. DeAngelo Yancey led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Purdue had 13 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 333 yards for the contest. The Boilermakers ran for 24 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Penn State scores 29.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 65th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.9 passes on 28.7 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 74th in college football. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 147.9 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 95th in the nation. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 375 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Nittany Lions average 18.9 first downs per game which ranks them 105th in the country. They accumulate 40 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, which ranks 115th in the nation.
Penn State allows 183 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allow 27.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 65th. They give up 19 completions on 30.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.7. The Nittany Lions allow 203 rushing yards per game on 42.9 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 94th in the country. Penn State allows 386 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 53rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.1 penalties for 71.6 yards per game, ranking them 118th among D-1 teams.
Purdue averages 25.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 88th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25.6 passes per game on 46.6 attempts for a 54.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 306 yards through the air per game, ranking them 16th in Division 1. The Boilermakers run for an average of 120.3 yards per game on 31.3 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 116th on the ground. They also run 77.9 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 426.3 yards per game, ranking them 53rd in the country on offense. The Boilermakers get an average of 22.4 first downs per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. They average 39.3 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties, ranking them 116th in college football.
Purdue allows an average of 192 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 102nd in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 27.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Boilermakers allow 249 rushing yards per contest on 44 carries for a 5.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 121st in the country. Purdue allows 441 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 99th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.4 penalties for 67.4 yards in each contest, ranking 112th in the nation.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 3-3-1 this season
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 CB Amani Oruwariye Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/23/16 WR Brandon Polk Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/23/16 CB Christian Campbell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/23/16 LB Jake Cooper Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/23/16 OT Noah Beh Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/19/16 OT Andrew Nelson Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Jan Johnson Leg out for season
09/24/16 TE Nick Bowers Undisclosed out for season
09/20/16 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
10/23/16 S Brandon Roberts Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/23/16 T Cameron Cermin Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/23/16 CB David Rose Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/23/16 DT Jake Replogle Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/23/16 CB Myles Norwood Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/12/16 WR Domonique Young Knee out for season
10/08/16 OL Martesse Patterson Legal problems out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB D.J. Knox ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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