Purdue Boilermakers vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+33.5)
The Connecticut Huskies (0-2) are hosting the Purdue Boilermakers (1-0) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday. Purdue is 33.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 57.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Boilermakers stepped onto the field against the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 30-21. Jack Plummer went 29/41 with 313 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 151.0 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Alexander Horvath led the offense in rushing for the Boilermakers with 21 carries for 81 yards (3.9 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 401 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers ran the rock 33 different times and accumulated 88 yds, which came out to an average of 2.7 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Boilermakers gave up 78 yards on 25 tries, which calculates to 3.1 yds per run allowed. Purdue conceded 21 completions on 38 attempts for 285 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.3%.
Regarding scoring points, the Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 30.0 PPG. As a team they are averaging 88.0 yards on the ground ranking them 100th in Division 1. The Boilermakers currently have 401 total yards this season. In terms of scoring, Purdue has totaled 2 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. Purdue has compiled 24 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 4 penalties for 35 yds.
When talking about yards through the air, the Boilermakers are giving up 285 yards which ranks them 105th in the nation. They have relinquished 285.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 55.3%. During the season, they have yielded 363.0 yards/game putting them at 83rd in the nation. The opposition is running for an average of 3.1 yards per run and 78.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 78 yards via the running game in 1 outing. The Boilermakers are ranked 80th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 21.0 points per game.
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The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 0-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Huskies walked away with a loss by a score of 38-28 against the Holy Cross Crusaders. Jack Zergiotis (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 174 yds on 17/41 through the air while his QB rate was 86.6. He had 3 picks and his average yards per attempt was 4.2. Kevin Mensah carried the ball 21 times for 66 yds, ending the game with 3.1 yards per carry for Connecticut. Connecticut ended up running for 2.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 89 yds on 38 attempts. The Huskies finished the game with a total of 263 yds and they ran 79 plays (3.3 yards per play). The Huskies secondary allowed a completion percentage of 57.9%, surrendering 137 yards on 11 for 19 passing. Connecticut relinquished 49 rush attempts for 229 yds (4.7 yds per rush).
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Huskies are sitting 105th in Division 1 averaging 14.0 points per contest. During this campaign to this point, the Huskies have thrown for a total of 246 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 123.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 121st in the country. The Connecticut Huskies maintain an average of 185.0 yards per game, which is good for 127th in the country. The Connecticut offense has racked up 71 yards of penalties on 12 infractions, which is good for 10th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Huskies are giving up 41.5 points per contest, which puts them 128th in D-1. Connecticut has conceded a total of 388 rushing yards. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 259.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 100th in the country. The Huskies defense has participated in 142 plays, which ranks 140th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -33.5
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