Purdue Boilermakers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Irish (-7.5)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) will try to beat the Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. Purdue opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 58.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Boilermakers stepped onto the field against the Connecticut Huskies and walked away with a win by a score of 49-0. Dylan Downing led the offense in rushing for the Boilermakers with 14 attempts for 72 yards (5.1 yds per carry). Jack Plummer connected on 16/20 with 245 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 248.9 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Boilermakers conceded 124 yards on 34 attempts, which calculates to 3.6 yds per run allowed. Purdue relinquished 14 completions on 25 attempts for 99 yds, and a completion rate of 56.0%. On the day, they ran 77 plays which converted into 563 yds. The Purdue Boilermakers ended up rushing 41 different times and had 188 yds, which came out to an average of 4.6 yds per attempt.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 39.5 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 138.0 yards rushing which is 76th in college football. The Boilermakers have racked up 964 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Purdue has totaled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. Purdue has accounted for 53 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 10 penalties for 80 yds.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Boilermakers have given up 384 yards which ranks them 84th in college football. They have yielded 192.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 55.6%. During this campaign, they are conceding 293.0 yards per outing which puts them 70th in Division 1. They are giving up an average of 3.4 yards per run and 101.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 202 rushing yards through 2 outings. The Boilermakers are sitting in 24th in the country regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 10.5 points per game.
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The Fighting Irish come into this game with a record of 2-0 this year. The last time they took the field, the Fighting Irish took home the win by a final score of 32-29 when they played the Toledo Rockets. Jack Coan (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 239 yards on 21/33 through the air while his quarterback rate was 138.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.2. Kyren Williams ran the ball 16 times for 78 yds, finishing the game with 4.9 yds per attempt for Notre Dame. Notre Dame rushed the football for 3.4 yds per attempt, totaling 132 yards on 39 carries. The Fighting Irish finished the contest with a total of 449 yds on 75 plays (6.0 yards per play). The Fighting Irish pass defense gave up a completion rate of 59.4%, surrendering 221 yds on 19 for 32 through the air. Notre Dame surrendered 31 attempts on the ground for 132 yds (4.3 yds per carry).
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Fighting Irish are 39th in D-1 with 36.5 points per game. For the year so far, the Fighting Irish have compiled 683 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 341.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 8th in the nation. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish maintain an average of 440.0 yards/contest, which ranks them 35th in the nation. The Notre Dame offense has racked up 65 penalty yds on 8 infractions, which has them sitting 91st in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Fighting Irish are allowing 33.5 PPG, ranking them 125th in D-1. Notre Dame has allowed the opposition a total of 396 yards rushing (198.0 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing so far this season. Overall, they have given up 67 points in total. They have allowed 2 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 199.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 91st in the country. The Fighting Irish defense has been on the field for 137 plays, which is 99th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -7.5
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