Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+2)
Jack Plummer and the Purdue Boilermakers (2-3) play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-4) at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The odds on this contest have Purdue as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 60.
In the last game they played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Iowa Hawkeyes and left there with a loss by a score of 26-20. Luke McCaffrey led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 21 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 42 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he was running for 8.4 yards per run. Wan'Dale Robinson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 75 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 8.3 yards per catch in this outing. Adrian Martinez went 18/20 with 174 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are sitting at 20.6 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 187.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 46th in college football. The Cornhuskers have attained 1,840 total yards for this campaign. In terms of scoring, Nebraska has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about yards through the air, the Cornhuskers have conceded 1,099 yards which puts them in 48th in the country. Overall, they are giving up 424.2 yards/game putting them at 90th in D-1. The Cornhuskers sit in 103rd in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 32.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 204.4 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 5 games played this season, they are allowing 219.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.1%. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,022 rushing yards through 5 outings.
Adrian Martinez has connected on 418 of his attempted career 664 throws for a completion percentage of 63.0%. He is throwing for 200.8 yds per game. For his collegiate career, Martinez has passed for 5,020 yards with 28 TD's and 18 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 135.0 with a TD rate of 4.2% and an interception rate of 2.7%. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 324 different times totaling 1,478 yards.
The last time they played, the Purdue Boilermakers took the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and left there with a loss by a score of 37-30. Jack Plummer went 20/35 with 237 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Zander Horvath led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for a total of 101 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per tote. Rondale Moore led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 10.9 yards per catch in this contest.
During this campaign thus far, the Boilermakers currently sit at 1,520 passing yards in addition to an average of 304.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 19th in the country. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 402.2 yards per game ranking them 60th in D-1. They are averaging 98.2 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 491 yards overall. When looking at how much they score, the Boilermakers are sitting 76th in D-1 scoring 27.2 PPG. Purdue has allowed a total of 758 yards on the ground (151.6 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. The Boilermakers are relinquishing 28.4 points per game, which has them sitting 73rd in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 142 points in total. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 254.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 102nd in college football.
In the 9 contests in his career, Jack Plummer has been successful on 199 of 318 attempts for a total of 2,207 yds. He averages 245.2 yards per game through the air with a 131.2 quarterback rating. Plummer has thrown 16 touchdowns while tossing 10 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 100 yards on 73 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 3.1%.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -2
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