Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (-11.5)
Kinnick Stadium is the site where the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-0) will go up against the Purdue Boilermakers (3-2) on Saturday. Purdue opens this contest as 11.5-point dogs. The total comes in at 44.
The Purdue Boilermakers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this season. In their last contest, the Boilermakers stepped onto the field against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a final of 20-13. Aidan O'Connell went 34/52 with 371 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 127.8 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. King Doerue was the leader on the ground for the Boilermakers with 21 carries for 95 yds (4.5 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 86 plays for 448 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers ran the rock 34 different times and accrued 77 yds, earning them an average of 2.3 yards per tote. Against the run, the Boilermakers gave up 131 yards on 32 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yds per run allowed. Purdue surrendered 9 completions on 18 attempts for 169 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Purdue Boilermakers hold an average of 23.6 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 90.2 yards rushing which ranks them 122nd in Division 1. The Boilermakers have earned 2,078 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Purdue has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Purdue has a total of 117 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 21 infractions for 195 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 different times.
The Boilermakers sit in 20th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 15.4 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per running attempt and 125.6 rushing yards per game on the year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 628 rushing yards through 5 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Boilermakers have allowed 876 yards which ranks them 18th in the nation. They have relinquished 175.2 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 52.1%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 300.8 yards per contest which puts them 27th in college football. They have granted 3 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hawkeyes step onto the field holding a record of 6-0 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Hawkeyes went home victorious with a score of 23-20 against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Tyler Goodson carried the rock 25 times for 88 yards, finishing the contest with 3.5 yards per carry for Iowa. Spencer Petras (2 TDs) finished the game with 195 yards on 17/31 through the air while his QB rating was 122.5. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.3. Iowa gave up 32 running attempts for 109 yards (3.4 yds per rush). The Hawkeyes secondary gave up a completion percentage of 47.8%, relinquishing 180 yards on 22 for 46 passing. The Hawkeyes finished the game with a total of 313 yards while running 73 plays (4.3 yards per play). Iowa rushed the football for 2.8 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 118 yds on 42 carries.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 318.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 119th in college football. The Iowa offense has totaled 268 yards of penalties on 30 violations, ranking them 97th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Hawkeyes have a total of 1,165 yards through the air as well as an average of 194.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 100th in the country. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Hawkeyes are ranking 51st in the nation averaging 31.5 points per outing.
The Hawkeyes are relinquishing 13.0 points per contest, which has them 16th in the country. Iowa has yielded a total of 544 yards rushing (90.7 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush for the year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 78 points. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns through the air and 183.7 yards per game, which has them sitting 35th in D-1. The Hawkeyes defense has taken part in 408 plays, ranking them 93rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -11.5
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