Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (-2.5)
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-2) are en route to Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers (3-1). Purdue opens as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 45.5.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers head into this matchup 2-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Gophers stepped onto the field against the Bowling Green Falcons and took a loss by a score of 14-10. Tanner Morgan finished 5/13 with 59 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 45.8 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Treyson Potts was the best rusher for the Golden Gophers with 27 totes for 141 yards (5.2 yds per carry). The Minnesota Golden Gophers ended up running the ball 45 different times and had 182 yards, which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 58 plays for 241 yards. Minnesota allowed 19 completions on 36 attempts for 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.8%. Against the run, the Golden Gophers conceded 22 yards on 25 tries, which is 0.9 yds per run allowed.
The Golden Gophers have tallied 1,377 total yards for the season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Minnesota has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. Minnesota has tallied 77 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 20 infractions for 200 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 209.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 26th in the nation. In terms of scoring, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hold an average of 25.5 points per outing.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Golden Gophers are giving up 783 yds which ranks them 60th in the nation. They are allowing 195.8 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.0%. For the season, they have relinquished 272.8 yards per game which has them ranked 26th in Division 1. They have granted 6 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt and 77.0 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have allowed 308 running yards through 4 contests. The Golden Gophers are ranked 66th in Division 1 regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 21.3 points per game.
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The Boilermakers step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this year. For their last game, the Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 13-9 when they faced the Illinois Fighting Illini. Dylan Downing carried the rock 10 times for 39 yards, finishing the contest with 3.9 yards per attempt for Purdue. Jack Plummer finished the game with 95 yds on 12/21 passing while his QB rate was 95.1. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 4.5. Purdue allowed 42 rush attempts for 175 yards (4.2 yards per carry). The Boilermakers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 51.9%, relinquishing 100 yards on 14 out of 27 through the air. The Boilermakers finished the contest with 319 yards while running 63 plays (5.1 yards per play). Purdue rushed for 1.8 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 42 yds on 23 carries.
The Purdue Boilermakers maintain an average of 407.5 yards/contest, which ranks them 64th in D-1. The Purdue offense has compiled 165 yards of penalties on 18 infractions, which is 116th in the nation in terms of making mistakes. During the season so far, the Boilermakers have compiled 1,256 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 314.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 15th in college football. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Boilermakers sit 87th in college football averaging 26.3 points per game.
The Boilermakers are conceding 14.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in college football. Purdue has given up a total of 497 yards rushing (124.3 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. In total, they have allowed 57 points. They have given up 2 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 176.8 yards/outing, which puts them in 42nd in Division 1. The Boilermakers defense has participated in 257 plays, which ranks 51st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +2.5
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