Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Purdue Boilermakers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 9 point favorites. This season the Boilermakers are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Fighting Illini have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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David Blough finished with 132 yards through the air for Purdue last week. He completed 18 passes out of 41 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led in rushing by Markell Jones, who finished with 23 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Domonique Young was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Purdue got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 205 yards for the game. The Boilermakers ran for 10 yards on 27 attempts.
Wes Lunt finished with 133 yards passing for Illinois last week. He went 13 for 22, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led on the ground by Reggie Corbin, who finished with 72 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Malik Turner led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Illinois had 12 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 44 total plays for 270 yards for the contest. The Fighting Illini ran for 124 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Purdue scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.3 passes on 46.3 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 286.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 34th in college football. The Boilermakers run for an average of 135 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 421.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 69th overall this season. The Boilermakers average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 41st in the country. They accumulate 40 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 117th in the nation.
Purdue allows 188.3 passing yards per game, ranking 28th in D-1, and they allow 31.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 17.8 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.7. The Boilermakers allow 226.5 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 111th in the country. Purdue allows 414.8 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 78th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 46.5 yards per game, ranking them 35th among D-1 teams.
Illinois averages 25.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 93rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 203.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 91st in Division 1. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 149 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 59 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 352.3 yards per game, ranking them 103rd in the country on offense. The Fighting Illini get an average of 15.8 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 62.5 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties, ranking them 43rd in college football.
Illinois allows an average of 202.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 38th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 75th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.7 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 169.3 rushing yards per contest on 41.5 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 77th in the country. Illinois allows 371.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 50th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 36.5 yards in each contest, ranking 6th in the nation.
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 OL Martesse Patterson Personal out indefinitely
09/22/16 WR Jarrett Burgess Thumb out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB D.J. Knox ACL out for season
09/17/16 DB Caleb Day ACL out for season
09/08/16 RB Dre Brown ACL out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Mike Dudek ACL out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue
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