Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern (-1.5)
Aidan O'Connell and the Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) play the Northwestern Wildcats (3-0) at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Northwestern opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 50.
In their last game, the Northwestern Wildcats faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers and went home with the win by a score of 21-13. Drake Anderson paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he added 1 TD in this outing. He rushed for a total of 89 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.9 yards per run. John Raine led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 33 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 8.3 yards per reception in this contest. Peyton Ramsey went 16/27 with 169 yards by way of passing and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions for the game.
The Wildcats have earned 1,127 total yards this year. As a team they're averaging 205.3 yards rushing ranking them 29th in college football. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Northwestern has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring points, the Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 28.3 points per game. Concerning passing yards, the Wildcats have given up 577 yards which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. In total, they have surrendered 314.0 yards/game which ranks them 31st in Division 1. The Wildcats are sitting in 20th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 12.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per run and 121.7 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 3 games played this year, they have allowed 192.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.4%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 365 yards via the ground game in 3 games.
For his career, Ramsey has thrown for 7,092 yards with 45 TD's and 26 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 328 different times totaling 933 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 133.9 with a TD percentage of 4.4% and an interception rate of 2.5%. He is passing for 208.6 yds per outing. Peyton Ramsey has connected on 683 of his attempted career 1,027 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%.
The last time they took the field, the Purdue Boilermakers played the Illinois Fighting Illini and added a win to their record by a score of 31-24. Aidan O'Connell went 29/35 with 371 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Zander Horvath led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 35 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this game. He racked up a total of 102 yards on 22 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per run. David Bell led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 122 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 13.6 yards per reception in this game.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Boilermakers rank 76th in D-1 maintaining an average of 27.5 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Boilermakers have compiled 653 passing yards as well as an average of 326.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 15th in D-1. They have an average of 94.5 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 189 yards for the year. The Purdue Boilermakers maintain an average of 421.0 yards per game which has them sitting 51st in Division 1. The Boilermakers are conceding 22.0 points per contest, which has them 38th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 44 points in total. Purdue has allowed the opposition a total of 372 rushing yards (186.0 yards per game) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air and 280.0 yards/outing, which puts them in 113th in D-1.
In the 8 games in his college career, Aidan O'Connell has connected on 163 of his 249 attempts for a total of 1,754 yds. He is averaging 219.3 yds per game through the air with a 137.0 QB rating. O'Connell has thrown 13 TD's compared to 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for -54 yards on 22 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.2% and his interception percentage is 2.4%.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -1.5
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