Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Purdue Boilermakers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Boilermakers are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-1-0. The Cornhuskers have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 4-1-1 against the spread.
David Blough finished with 458 yards through the air for Purdue last week. He completed 30 passes out of 60 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Boilermakers were led in rushing by Markell Jones, who finished with 33 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Cole Herdman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Purdue got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 504 yards for the game. The Boilermakers ran for 46 yards on 22 attempts.
Tommy Armstrong finished with 208 yards passing for Nebraska last week. He went 10 for 26, resulting in a 38% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led on the ground by Terrell Newby, who finished with 102 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Stanley Morgan led the team in receiving with 93 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 31 yards per reception. Nebraska had 17 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 360 yards for the contest. The Cornhuskers ran for 152 yards on 45 carries as a team.
Purdue scores 27.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 75th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.7 passes on 47 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 305.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in college football. The Boilermakers run for an average of 136.2 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 106th in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 441.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 42nd overall this season. The Boilermakers average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 24th in the country. They accumulate 40.5 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 115th in the nation.
Purdue allows 182 passing yards per game, ranking 26th in D-1, and they allow 34.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 108th. They give up 16.2 completions on 27 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Boilermakers allow 264.3 rushing yards per game on 45.2 carries for an average of 5.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 124th in the country. Purdue allows 446.3 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 105th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 67.7 yards per game, ranking them 114th among D-1 teams.
Nebraska averages 35.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 37th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.7 passes per game on 26.8 attempts for a 54.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Cornhuskers run for an average of 220.5 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 73.8 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 453.8 yards per game, ranking them 39th in the country on offense. The Cornhuskers get an average of 22.8 first downs per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. They average 62.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
Nebraska allows an average of 203.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 32nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the nation. They give up 19.5 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 141.2 rushing yards per contest on 31.2 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 44th in the country. Nebraska allows 344.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 29th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 48.5 yards in each contest, ranking 37th in the nation.
Purdue Betting Trends
Purdue is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Purdue has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 4-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 LB Ja'Whan Bentley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/16/16 DT Jake Replogle Migraine "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/16/16 CB Myles Norwood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
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
10/16/16 TE Cethan Carter Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/16/16 WR Jordan Westerkamp Back "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Jerald Foster Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue
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