Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Purdue Boilermakers take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Byrd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 9 point favorites. This season the Boilermakers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
David Blough finished with 300 yards through the air for Purdue last week. He completed 21 passes out of 30 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led in rushing by Markell Jones, who finished with 124 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Bilal Marshall was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Purdue got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 466 yards for the game. The Boilermakers ran for 166 yards on 44 attempts.
Perry Hills finished with 127 yards passing for Maryland last week. He went 10 for 23, resulting in a 43% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led on the ground by Lorenzo Harrison, who finished with 77 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Teldrick Morgan led the team in receiving with 64 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. Maryland had 20 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 373 yards for the contest. The Terrapins ran for 246 yards on 50 carries as a team.
Purdue scores 29.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 69th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26.3 passes on 44 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 317.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 21st in college football. The Boilermakers run for an average of 176.7 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 68th in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 494 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall this season. The Boilermakers average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the country. They accumulate 30.3 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, which ranks 124th in the nation.
Purdue allows 217.3 passing yards per game, ranking 56th in D-1, and they allow 25.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 59th. They give up 20.3 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.2. The Boilermakers allow 168.7 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 80th in the country. Purdue allows 386 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 65th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.3 penalties for 31.3 yards per game, ranking them 4th among D-1 teams.
Maryland averages 41 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 24.3 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 189.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 102nd in Division 1. The Terrapins run for an average of 266.7 yards per game on 46.3 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 11th on the ground. They also run 70.7 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 456.3 yards per game, ranking them 45th in the country on offense. The Terrapins get an average of 22.3 first downs per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They average 52.3 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 71st in college football.
Maryland allows an average of 210 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 17.7 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.4 per game. The Terrapins allow 155.3 rushing yards per contest on 43 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 68th in the country. Maryland allows 365.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 47th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 70.3 yards in each contest, ranking 112th in the nation.
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 CB Kamal Hardy Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/25/16 OL Martesse Patterson Personal "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/25/16 OL Matt McCann Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/22/16 WR Jarrett Burgess Thumb out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB D.J. Knox ACL out for season
09/25/16 DB Denzel Conyers Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/25/16 QB Perry Hills Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/25/16 WR Taivon Jacobs Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/25/16 RB Wes Brown Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland
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