Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (-11.5)
The Purdue Boilermakers (4-2) will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3) at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. Nebraska is 11.5-point underdogs. The total is 57.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers head into this game 3-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cornhuskers went up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and walked away with a win by a score of 14-13. Casey Thompson finished 24/36 with 232 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 128 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Anthony Grant was the best rusher for the Cornhuskers with 19 carries for 47 yards (2.5 yards per attempt). The Nebraska Cornhuskers ended up running the ball 29 different times and had 72 yds, which is an average of 2.5 yards per carry. On the day, they had 66 plays which gave them 304 yds. Nebraska relinquished 12 completions on 30 tries for 233 yds, and a completion rate of 40.0%. Against the run, the Cornhuskers gave up 115 yards on 38 attempts, which calculates to 3.0 yds per rush allowed.
The Cornhuskers have earned 2,493 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Nebraska has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 11 different times. Nebraska has accumulated 143 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 44 penalties for 345 yds. As a team they have an average of 160.2 yards rushing which ranks them 62nd in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 28.5 points per contest.
The Cornhuskers are ranked 91st in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 29.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per rush and 186.0 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have given up 1,116 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Cornhuskers are giving up 1,578 yards which puts them in 108th in Division 1. They have relinquished 263.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.9%. Overall, they are conceding 449.0 yards per game ranking them 116th in the country. They have yielded 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Boilermakers come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Boilermakers went home victorious with a score of 31-29 when they played the Maryland Terrapins. Aidan O'Connell (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 360 yards on 30/41 through the air while his QB rate was 158.1. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.8. Devin Mockobee ran the ball 13 times for 26 yards, finishing the contest with 2.0 yards per carry for Purdue. The Boilermakers finished the contest with a total of 373 yards on 75 plays (5.0 yds per play). Purdue ran the ball for 0.4 yards per tote, finishing with 13 yds on 34 attempts. Purdue conceded 25 running attempts for 72 yards (2.9 yards per rush). The Boilermakers secondary gave up a completion rate of 68.4%, surrendering 315 yards on 26 for 38 through the air.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Boilermakers currently rank 50th in D-1 holding an average of 32.5 points per game. For the year to this point, the Boilermakers have compiled 1,803 yards through the air as well as an average of 300.5 passing yards per outing, putting them at 20th in college football. The Purdue Boilermakers average 419.7 yards per outing, which has them sitting 57th in Division 1. The Purdue offense has 418 yds of penalties on 40 violations, which ranks 48th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Purdue has given up a total of 580 rushing yards (96.7 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air and 230.8 yards per game, which has them in 69th in Division 1. The Boilermakers defense has been on the field for 389 plays, which ranks them 56th in the country. The Boilermakers are giving up 22.0 PPG, which has them sitting 44th in the country. In total, they have relinquished 132 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -11.5
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