Oregon State Beavers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (-7)
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where the Purdue Boilermakers (2-4 last year) will try to defeat the Oregon State Beavers (2-5 last season) on Saturday. Purdue opens this game as 7-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 64.
The Oregon State Beavers ended the season having earned a 2-5 mark. In their last game, the Beavers played against the Arizona State Sun Devils and took a loss by a final of 46-33. Chance Nolan connected on 9/23 with 114 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 100.8 and ended the game with 1 interception. Jermar Jefferson led the offense in rushing for the Beavers with 24 carries for 103 yds (4.3 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 82 plays which gave them 474 yds. The Oregon State Beavers ended up rushing 49 times and accumulated 250 yds, which is an average of 5.1 yards per tote. Against the run, the Beavers gave up 375 yds on 42 tries, which is 8.9 yds per rush allowed. Oregon State surrendered 8 pass completions on 15 tries for 139 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.3%.
The Beavers attained 2,862 total yards for the prior season. They surrendered the football 8 times. Oregon State earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground. Oregon State recorded 155 1st downs offensively, and they were hurt by 42 infractions for 354 yards. Offensively they had an average of 197.6 yards in the run game, ranking them 33rd in the country. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Oregon State Beavers had an average of 28.9 points per outing.
When talking about passing yardage, the Beavers conceded 1,573 yds which had them sitting in 51st in Division 1. Over the course of their 7 games played, they conceded 224.7 yards per game through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 62.6%. They relinquished 441.4 yards per game which ranked them 108th in the nation. They allowed 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 18 rushing touchdowns. The opposition ran for 5.5 yards per rushing attempt and 216.7 rushing yards per game last season. During the campaign, they conceded 1,517 rushing yards through 7 games. The Beavers ranked 106th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, conceding 33.3 PPG.
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The Boilermakers wrapped up their year holding a 2-4 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Boilermakers walked away with a loss by a score of 37-27 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Jack Plummer (3 TDs) walked away from the game with 334 yards on 33/47 through the air while his quarterback rating was 151.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.1. Alexander Horvath ran the ball 7 times for 21 yds, finishing the game with 3.0 yards per carry for Purdue. The Boilermakers finished the game with a total of 332 yds while running 64 plays (5.2 yds per play). Purdue rushed for -0.1 yards per carry, totaling -2 yds on 17 carries. Purdue conceded 40 running attempts for 111 yards (2.8 yds per carry). The Boilermakers secondary allowed a completion rate of 77.4%, surrendering 253 yards on 24 for 31 through the air.
The Purdue Boilermakers averaged 390.5 yards/game which ranked them 71st in college football. They tossed 4 interceptions while conceding 3 fumbles and they earned 137 first downs. They averaged 81.5 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 489 yards for the year. The Purdue offense had 359 yards of penalties on 42 infractions, which had them ranked 91st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the previous year, the Boilermakers threw for a total of 1,854 passing yards not to mention an average of 309.0 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 16th in the nation. Concerning their ability to score points, the Boilermakers were 73rd in the country holding an average of 27.2 points per outing.
The Boilermakers surrendered 29.8 points per game, which had them sitting 79th in the country. In total, they relinquished 179 total points. Purdue conceded a total of 869 yards rushing (144.8 yards per outing) in addition to 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. They gave up 9 touchdowns through the air and 254.2 yards per game, which put them in 108th in Division 1. The Boilermakers defense was on the field for 444 plays, which had them ranked 43rd in college football. They totaled 4 fumbles and 3 picks during the previous year.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -7
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