Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (-5.5)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) welcome the Purdue Boilermakers (4-3) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nebraska opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 48.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 this year. In their last contest, the Boilermakers took the field against the Wisconsin Badgers and took a loss by a final of 30-13. Aidan O'Connell finished 24/32 with 200 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 119.1 and finished the contest with 3 picks. King Doerue led the offense in rushing for the Boilermakers with 9 carries for 20 yds (2.2 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they ran 62 plays which converted into 206 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers rushed the ball a total of 24 different times and had -13 yds, which is an average of -0.5 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Boilermakers conceded 297 yds on 48 tries, which averages out to 6.2 yds per rush allowed. Purdue relinquished 5 pass completions on 8 tries for 52 yds, and a completion rate of 62.5%.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 22.1 points per outing. As a unit they have an average of 74.9 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 129th in the country. The Boilermakers have earned 2,748 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Purdue has amassed 14 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Purdue has 158 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 29 infractions for 270 yds. They have surrendered the ball 13 different times.
The Boilermakers rank 21st in the country concerning team defense, conceding 16.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 143.3 rushing yards per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 1,003 yards via the ground game in 7 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Boilermakers have conceded 1,123 yards which ranks them 17th in the nation. They have allowed 160.4 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 52.9%. For the season, they are giving up 303.7 yards per contest which ranks them 26th in D-1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cornhuskers step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cornhuskers took a defeat with a final score of 30-23 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Adrian Martinez (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 241 yards on 18/33 passing while his quarterback rate was 125.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.3. Rahmir Johnson ran the football 11 times for 83 yds, ending the game with 7.5 yds per carry for Nebraska. Nebraska rushed for 4.4 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 136 yards on 31 carries. The Cornhuskers finished the game with 377 yards and they ran 64 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Cornhuskers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 84.0%, relinquishing 214 yds on 21 for 25 passing. Nebraska relinquished 43 attempts on the ground for 182 yds (4.2 yds per rush).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 478.8 yards per game, which has them sitting 12th in the country. The Nebraska offense has racked up 349 yards of penalties on 43 infractions, which has them sitting 73rd in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year to this point, the Cornhuskers currently have a total of 2,135 passing yards as well as an average of 266.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 36th in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Cornhuskers currently rank 50th in Division 1 by tallying 30.8 points per game.
Nebraska has conceded a total of 1,120 yards rushing (140.0 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air and 208.5 yards/outing, which has them in 54th in college football. The Cornhuskers defense has taken the field for 544 plays, which is good for 120th in the country. The Cornhuskers are surrendering 19.4 points per contest, which has them 37th in the nation. This season, they have given up 155 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +5.5
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