Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-19.5)
The Purdue Boilermakers (6-3) are en route to Ohio Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1). Purdue opens this game as 19.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 63.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this game with a record of 6-3 this season. In their last matchup, the Boilermakers played against the Michigan State Spartans and took home the win by a score of 40-29. Aidan O'Connell finished 40/54 with 536 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 175.8 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. King Doerue was the best rusher for the Boilermakers with 13 totes for 32 yds (2.5 yds per attempt). The Purdue Boilermakers ended up running the ball 31 times and amassed 58 yds, earning them an average of 1.9 yds per attempt. In all, they tallied 85 plays which gave them 594 yds. Purdue conceded 20 pass completions on 30 attempts for a total of 276 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%. In the running game, the Boilermakers conceded 182 yds on 33 attempts, which averages out to 5.5 yds per run surrendered.
The Boilermakers have earned 3,695 yards in total this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Purdue has earned 19 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 14 different times. Purdue has earned 211 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 35 infractions for 325 yards. Offensively they maintain an average of 78.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 128th in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 24.8 PPG.
The Boilermakers are sitting in 28th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 18.4 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 146.1 rushing yards per game on the season. During the season, they have allowed 1,315 yards on the ground through 9 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Boilermakers have allowed 1,668 yards which has them ranked 30th in Division 1. They have yielded 185.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 53.8%. In total, they are conceding 331.4 yards per outing which has them sitting 41st in the nation. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns by air in addition to 12 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 8-1 for this season. When they last played, the Buckeyes got the victory with a final of 26-17 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. C.J. Stroud (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 405 yards on 36/54 passing while his QB rating was 134.5. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 7.5. TreVeyon Henderson carried the football 21 times for 92 yards, finishing the contest with 4.4 yds per attempt for Ohio State. The Buckeyes finished with a total of 495 yds while running 84 plays (5.9 yds per play). Ohio State ran the ball for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing the game with 90 yds on 30 carries. Ohio State gave up 34 run attempts for 113 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Buckeyes secondary conceded a completion rate of 51.6%, surrendering 248 yds on 16 for 31 passing.
The Ohio State Buckeyes maintain an average of 542.1 yards/game, which is good for 2nd in college football. The Ohio State offense has compiled 579 yards of penalties on 62 infractions, which ranks 36th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. For the season thus far, the Buckeyes have a total of 3,175 yards via the pass along with an average of 352.8 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 5th in college football. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes are ranked 2nd in Division 1 averaging 44.9 points per game.
The Buckeyes are relinquishing 19.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 33rd in D-1. Ohio State has allowed a total of 982 yards rushing (109.1 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 171 points in total. They have allowed 13 touchdowns from the passing game and 247.2 yards/game, which has them ranked 109th in the country. The Buckeyes defense has taken part in 650 plays, which ranks 113th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -19.5
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