Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 11/20/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Location: TCF Bank Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-3)
Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-3) host the Purdue Boilermakers (2-1) at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, November 20, 2020. Minnesota opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 62.
The last time they played, the Purdue Boilermakers took the field against the Northwestern Wildcats and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-20. Aidan O'Connell went 28/51 with 263 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Zander Horvath led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 21 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 2.1 yards per carry. Horvath was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 100 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 11.1 yards per catch for that contest.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Purdue Boilermakers have an average of 25.0 PPG. As a unit they average 63.7 yards rushing which has them sitting 124th in Division 1. The Boilermakers have earned 1,107 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Purdue has amassed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. The Boilermakers sit in 52nd in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 23.7 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per tote and 150.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have allowed 452 running yards through 3 games. When talking about passing yards, the Boilermakers have allowed 772 yards which has them sitting in 49th in Division 1. In their 3 games played, they have conceded 257.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.3%. For the season, they have yielded 408.0 yards per outing which ranks them 74th in the country.
For his career, O'Connell has thrown for a total of 2,017 yds with 15 TD's and 6 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 27 different times totaling -78 yards. His QB rating is 132.6 with a TD percentage of 5.0% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. He is averaging 224.1 yds per game. Aidan O'Connell has completed 191 of his attempted career 300 passes for a completion percentage of 63.7%.
In their last contest, the Minnesota Golden Gophers went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes and left there with a loss by a score of 35-7. Mohamed Ibrahim paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 144 yards on 33 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per tote. Rashod Bateman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 111 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 13.9 yards per reception in this contest. Tanner Morgan went 16/33 with 167 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 2 picks for the game.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Golden Gophers are 61st in Division 1 holding an average of 29.0 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Golden Gophers have thrown for 769 yards through the air as well as an average of 192.3 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 96th in the nation. They average 215.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 861 yards for the year. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have an average of 407.5 yards per contest which has them sitting 55th in Division 1. Minnesota has allowed the opposition a total of 950 yards on the ground (237.5 yards/game) in addition to 13 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Golden Gophers are conceding 35.8 PPG, ranking them 113th in the country. This season, they have relinquished 143 points. They have allowed 6 touchdowns from the passing game and 209.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 51st in the country.
Morgan has thrown for 43 touchdowns while giving up 17 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 7.5% and his interception percentage is 3.0%. He has taken off and run for -41 yds on 120 tries. He is averaging 208.6 yds per game through the air with a 160.3 quarterback rating. In 26 contests in his career, Tanner Morgan has connected on 360 of 576 attempts for 5,423 yards.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -3
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