Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (-4.5)
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where Aidan O'Connell and the Purdue Boilermakers (4-8 last year) will play the Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3 last season) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Iowa as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 53.5.
In their last game last year, the Iowa Hawkeyes took on the USC Trojans and went home with the win by a score of 49-24. Nate Stanley went 18/27 with 213 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tyler Goodson led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 9 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this outing. He racked up a total of 48 yards via 18 carries which meant he was running for 2.7 yards per carry. Nico Ragaini was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 54 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 27.0 yards per catch for the game.
The Hawkeyes attained 4,765 total yards for the previous season. As a team they averaged 137.6 yds via the ground game, ranking them 98th in the nation. Iowa compiled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 17 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Iowa Hawkeyes averaged 25.8 PPG. The Hawkeyes were ranked 17th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 14.0 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 112.8 rushing yards per contest throughout last season. During the season, they gave up 1,466 rushing yards through 13 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Hawkeyes gave up 2,544 yds which put them in 38th in Division 1. They conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 rushing touchdowns. They gave up 308.5 yards/contest which ranked them 24th in the country.
Spencer Petras has connected on 6 of his attempted career 11 tosses for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He is averaging 8.3 yards per outing. He has a QB rating of 73.6.
In their last game last year, the Purdue Boilermakers went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and added a loss to their record by a score of 44-41. Zander Horvath paced the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 48 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this outing. He ran for 164 yards via 23 carries which had him averaging 7.1 yards per carry. Brycen Hopkins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 142 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per reception in this outing. Aidan O'Connell went 28/49 with 408 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He threw 1 interception for the contest.
They averaged 83.5 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,002 yards for the season. For the previous year, the Boilermakers had a total of 3,719 yards through the air as well as an average of 309.9 passing yards per game, putting them at 12th in the nation. The Purdue Boilermakers held an average of 393.4 yards/outing which had them ranked 74th in the country. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Boilermakers sat 88th in Division 1 with a maintained average of 25.8 PPG. Purdue conceded a total of 2,310 yards on the ground (192.5 yards per outing) and 25 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last year. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 367 points in total. They gave up 20 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 243.8 yards per outing, which had them sitting 107th in college football. The Boilermakers gave up 30.6 points per game, ranking them 98th in Division 1.
O'Connell has thrown 8 TD's compared to 4 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 4.9% and his interception rate is 2.4%. He has scampered for -9 yds on 15 attempts. He averages 183.5 yards per game through the air with a 130.4 QB rating. In the 6 contests in his career, Aidan O'Connell has been successful on 103 of 164 tries for a total of 1,101 yds.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -4.5
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