Saturday, November 5, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Purdue Boilermakers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 16.5 point favorites. This season the Boilermakers are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-4-1 against the spread.
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David Blough finished with 281 yards through the air for Purdue last week. He completed 34 passes out of 50 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led in rushing by Markell Jones, who finished with 46 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. DeAngelo Yancey was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. As a team in that game Purdue got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 341 yards for the game. The Boilermakers ran for 46 yards on 26 attempts.
Mitch Leidner finished with 112 yards passing for Minnesota last week. He went 10 for 19, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led on the ground by Rodney Smith, who finished with 100 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Drew Wolitarsky led the team in receiving with 64 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Minnesota had 15 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 283 yards for the contest. The Golden Gophers ran for 171 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Purdue scores 25.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 88th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26.9 passes on 47.6 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 304.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 18th in college football. The Boilermakers run for an average of 111.3 yards per game on 30.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 120th in the nation. They also run 78.1 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 415.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 62nd overall this season. The Boilermakers average 22.8 first downs per game which ranks them 44th in the country. They accumulate 43.9 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 111th in the nation.
Purdue allows 199.8 passing yards per game, ranking 27th in D-1, and they allow 36.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 116th. They give up 15.9 completions on 27.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.3. The Boilermakers allow 250.1 rushing yards per game on 43.1 carries for an average of 5.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 121st in the country. Purdue allows 449.9 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 105th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.9 penalties for 70.4 yards per game, ranking them 116th among D-1 teams.
Minnesota averages 32.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.4 passes per game on 25.8 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 170.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 111th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers run for an average of 207.3 yards per game on 45.3 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 36th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 377.5 yards per game, ranking them 95th in the country on offense. The Golden Gophers get an average of 20.9 first downs per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They average 65.3 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 26th in college football.
Minnesota allows an average of 212.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 44th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th in the nation. They give up 19.4 completions on 36.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.1 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 130 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 30th in the country. Minnesota allows 342.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 21st in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 43.1 yards in each contest, ranking 19th in the nation.
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 DT Jake Replogle Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/30/16 CB Myles Norwood Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/29/16 S Brandon Roberts Disciplinary out indefinitely
10/29/16 CB David Rose Disciplinary out indefinitely
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
10/30/16 DB Alexander Starks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/30/16 LB Cody Poock Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/30/16 CB Coney Durr Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/30/16 OT Jonah Pirsig Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/30/16 DT Steven Richardson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/30/16 OL Vincent Calhoun Toe "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/25/16 TE Brandon Lingen Foot out for season
10/22/16 DE Tamarion Johnson Legal problems expected to redshirt
09/26/16 S Ace Rogers Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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