Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (-5.5)
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where the Purdue Boilermakers (5-3) will meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-4) on Saturday. Iowa opens this matchup as 5.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 43.
The Iowa Hawkeyes head into this matchup 4-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Hawkeyes played the Northwestern Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 33-13. Spencer Petras went 21/30 with 220 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 142.6 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Kaleb Johnson was the rushing leader for the Hawkeyes with 13 totes for 93 yards (7.2 yards per carry). The Iowa Hawkeyes ran the football 35 different times and compiled 178 yards, which came out to an average of 5.1 yards per tote. In all, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 398 yds. Iowa gave up 23 pass completions on 30 attempts for a total of 159 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.7%. Against the rush, the Hawkeyes conceded 18 yards on 37 attempts, which is 0.5 yards per run allowed.
The Hawkeyes have racked up 1,989 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa has totaled 3 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times. Iowa has accumulated 113 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 35 infractions for 270 yds. As a team they have an average of 93.5 yards rushing giving them a rank of 120th in college football. Regarding scoring points, the Iowa Hawkeyes are sitting at 16.4 PPG.
The Hawkeyes are sitting in 5th in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 15.8 points per game. They are giving up an average of 2.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 93.5 rushing yards per game this year. For the season, they have conceded 748 yards via the ground game in 8 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Hawkeyes have conceded 1,377 yds which puts them in 12th in the country. They have surrendered 172.1 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.9%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 265.6 yards per outing putting them at 5th in the nation. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Boilermakers step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 this season. When they last played, the Boilermakers went home defeated by a final of 35-24 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. Aidan O'Connell (1 touchdown) ended the game with 320 yds on 31/46 through the air while his quarterback rating was 120. He threw 3 picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.0. Devin Mockobee ran the ball 23 times for 108 yds, ending the game with 4.7 yds per attempt for Purdue. Purdue rushed for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing with 111 yards on 33 attempts. The Boilermakers finished the contest with a total of 431 yds and they ran 79 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Boilermakers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 61.9%, surrendering 203 yds on 13 for 21 passing. Purdue surrendered 29 rushing attempts for 178 yds (6.1 yds per rush).
The Purdue Boilermakers average 444.6 yards/game, ranking them 32nd in the country. The Purdue offense has accrued 472 penalty yards on 46 infractions, which is 82nd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Boilermakers have compiled 2,514 yards through the air as well as an average of 314.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 13th in college football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Boilermakers are sitting 41st in Division 1 averaging 32.8 PPG.
The Boilermakers are allowing 25.5 PPG, which puts them 65th in D-1. Purdue has allowed the opposition a total of 880 yards rushing (110.0 yards per contest) as well as 7 touchdowns rushing so far this year. In total, they have relinquished 204 pts. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air and 242.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 83rd in the nation. The Boilermakers defense has taken part in 491 plays, which is good for 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -5.5
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