Florida Atlantic Owls vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (-18)
Ross-Ade Stadium is where the Purdue Boilermakers (1-2) will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-2) on Saturday. Florida Atlantic is 18-point underdogs. The total has been set at 60.
The Florida Atlantic Owls step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 for this year. In their last matchup, the Owls faced off with the UCF Knights and ended up losing by a score of 40-14. N'Kosi Perry connected on 13/29 with 108 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 87.5 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Larry McCammon III led the offense in rushing for the Owls with 11 totes for 91 yds (8.3 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they tallied 59 plays for 296 yds. The Florida Atlantic Owls ran the football 30 times and accumulated 188 yards, which earned them an average of 6.3 yards per carry. Against the run, the Owls gave up 314 yds on 56 tries, which is 5.6 yds per rush surrendered. Florida Atlantic allowed 25 pass completions on 36 tries for a total of 339 yards, and a completion rate of 69.4%.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 34.3 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 221.5 yards rushing which has them sitting 22nd in Division 1. The Owls have tallied 1,887 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has amassed 10 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Florida Atlantic has compiled 101 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 29 penalties for 295 yds. They have turned the ball over 5 times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Owls are allowing 1,103 yards which has them sitting in 127th in college football. They have allowed 275.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.9%. During the season, they have yielded 413.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 99th in D-1. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 137.8 rushing yards per game on the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 551 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Owls are ranked 73rd in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 25.8 PPG.
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The Boilermakers come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Boilermakers took a defeat with a final score of 32-29 against the Syracuse Orange. Dylan Downing carried the football 10 times for 22 yards, finishing the contest with 2.2 yds per carry for Purdue. Aidan O'Connell (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 424 yards on 39/56 passing while his QB rating was 147.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Purdue allowed 35 running attempts for 125 yds (3.6 yards per carry). The Boilermakers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 43.3%, relinquishing 181 yds on 13 for 30 passing. The Boilermakers finished the contest with a total of 485 yds on 77 plays (6.3 yds per play). Purdue ended up running for 2.9 yards per tote, finishing with 61 yds on 21 carries.
The Purdue Boilermakers hold an average of 477.3 yards per contest, ranking them 32nd in D-1. The Purdue offense has accrued 243 penalty yds on 25 violations, which has them sitting 20th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign so far, the Boilermakers have compiled 1,078 passing yards together with holding an average of 359.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 6th in the country. In relation to how much they score, the Boilermakers rank 35th in Division 1 holding an average of 38.7 points per outing.
The Boilermakers are relinquishing 22.3 PPG, which has them 56th in D-1. Purdue has allowed the opposition a total of 274 rushing yards (91.3 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown by way of the ground game on the season. This season, they have allowed 67 points. They have allowed 7 touchdowns through the air and 194.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 44th in the country. The Boilermakers defense has taken the field for 194 plays, which has them ranked 45th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +18
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