Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers (+10.5)
Ross-Ade Stadium is the venue where Aidan O'Connell and the Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-4) on Saturday. Purdue opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60.
In the last game they played, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took on the Michigan Wolverines and added a loss to their record by a score of 48-42. Isaih Pacheco paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 43 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Shameen Jones was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 127 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 18.1 yards per reception for that game. Noah Vedral went 29/43 with 381 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 29.6 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 127.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 96th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights have racked up 1,801 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Rutgers has totaled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns via the ground. The Scarlet Knights rank 120th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 36.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 174.6 yards on the ground per game this season. For the season, they have conceded 873 rushing yards through 5 games. In terms of passing yards, the Scarlet Knights are giving up 1,324 yards which ranks them 71st in college football. During their 5 games, they have relinquished 264.8 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.1%. During the season, they have given up 439.4 yards per game which puts them 104th in the country.
Noah Vedral has completed 168 of his attempted career 262 throws for a completion percentage of 64.1%. He is passing for 107.1 yards per contest. For his career, Vedral has passed for a total of 1,821 yards with 9 touchdowns and 9 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 127.0 with a TD rate of 3.4% and an interception percentage of 3.4%. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 100 times for a total of 284 yards.
The last time they played, the Purdue Boilermakers took on the Minnesota Golden Gophers and added a loss to their record by a score of 34-31. Jack Plummer went 35/42 with 367 yards by way of the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the contest. Zander Horvath led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 68 yards on 10 carries which meant he was running for 6.8 yards per run. Rondale Moore was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 116 yards on 15 receptions. He notched an average of 7.7 yards per catch for the game.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Boilermakers are ranked 81st in Division 1 holding an average of 26.5 PPG. For the year so far, the Boilermakers currently have a total of 1,283 yards through the air not to mention an average of 320.8 passing yards per contest, putting them at 15th in college football. They average 79.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 316 yards for the season. The Purdue Boilermakers have an average of 399.8 yards/outing which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. The Boilermakers are relinquishing 26.3 PPG, ranking them 58th in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 105 points. Purdue has given up a total of 582 rushing yards (145.5 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air and 259.0 yards per outing, ranking them 102nd in the nation.
During the 9 contests in his career, Aidan O'Connell has been successful on 191 of his 300 tries for 2,017 yards. He is averaging 224.1 yds per contest through the air with a 132.6 QB rating. O'Connell has thrown 15 touchdowns while giving up 6 picks in his career. He has rushed for -78 yds on 27 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 2.0%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +10.5 and under 60 total points
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