Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-5)
Memorial Stadium is the site where Brandon Peters and the Illinois Fighting Illini (0-1) will play the Purdue Boilermakers (1-0) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Purdue as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 60.
The last time they played, the Purdue Boilermakers took on the Iowa Hawkeyes and ended up getting the win by a score of 24-20. Aidan O'Connell went 31/50 with 282 yards by way of passing and completed 3 TD's. He tossed 2 interceptions for the contest. Zander Horvath led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 33 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 129 yards on 21 carries which meant he was running for 6.1 yards per run. David Bell was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 121 yards on 13 receptions. He had an average of 9.3 yards per catch in this game.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Purdue Boilermakers have an average of 24 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 104 yards on the ground which is 87th in college football. The Boilermakers have earned 386 total yards. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Purdue has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass but no TD's on the ground. When it comes to yards through the air, the Boilermakers have conceded 265 yds which puts them in 30th in the country. During this campaign, they are surrendering 460 yards per contest which has them sitting 92nd in the country. The Boilermakers rank 33rd in college football regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 20 points per game. They are allowing 5.4 yards per rush on the ground and 195 rushing yards per game on the season.
Aidan O'Connell has connected on 134 of his career 214 passes for a completion percentage of 62.6%. He is throwing for 197.6 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, O'Connell has passed for a total of 1,383 yards with 11 TD's and 6 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 128.3 with a touchdown percentage of 5.1% and an interception rate of 2.8%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 17 times totaling -28 rushing yds.
In their last game, the Illinois Fighting Illini took the field against the Wisconsin Badgers and went home in defeat by a score of 45-7. Brandon Peters went 8/19 with 87 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Peters paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 31 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for 75 yards via 7 carries which meant he averaged 10.7 yards per carry. Brian Hightower led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 26 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 26.0 yards per reception for that contest.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Fighting Illini rank 98th in college football holding an average of 7 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Fighting Illini currently have a total of 87 yards via the pass, which ranks 98th in the country. They hold an average of 131 rushing yards per game. The Illinois Fighting Illini hold an average of 218 yards/contest which ranks them 96th in college football. Illinois has surrendered a total of 182 rushing yards and 1 touchdown via the rush on the year. The Fighting Illini are relinquishing 45 points per game, which has them sitting 111th in the country. They have allowed 5 touchdowns via the pass and 248 yards per outing, which has them ranked 76th in Division 1.
Peters has thrown 22 TD's compared to 11 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 5.4% and his interception rate is 2.7%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 252 yds on 98 tries. He averages 132.6 yards per contest through the air with a 121.6 QB rating. In 20 games in his career, Brandon Peters has been successful on 218 of his 404 tries for a total of 2,651 yds.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +5
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